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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2003

Marshall Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., Awarded for
Professional Leadership in Gerontology

Dayton, Ohio-Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., was selected as the Donald P. Kent Award recipient for 2003, by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The award is presented annually to a member for exemplifying the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the public at large.

Kapp holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, a J.D. with Honors from George Washington University Law School and an M.P.H. from Harvard University School of Public Health. He has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright State University, since August 1980, where he is a professor in the Departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and teaches courses on the legal and ethical aspects of health care. He is also director of WSU's Office of Geriatrics and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a nationally recognized authority on medicine and the law, and is a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.

The GSA is a non-profit professional organization with more than 5000 members in the field of aging. It provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.