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Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

Nathan ShockThe Nathan Shock New Investigator Award is given annually for innovative and influential publications by an early career professional (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level). Established in 1986 to honor Dr. Nathan Shock, a pioneer in gerontological research at the National Institutes of Health, and a founding member of The Gerontological Society of America, the award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. 

The recipient receives a $1500 cash award. 

Submission Period
Spring 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.

Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae.

Nature of Award
The recipient receives a $1500 cash award, a framed certificate, and will present a brief lecture at the Biological Sciences Section Business Meeting and Award Presentation at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Past Awardees
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2021 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award Lecture- “Lifelong Sex-Dimorphism in Neutrophils” by Berenice A. Benayoun, PhD

2020 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award Lecture- “Proliferate Stress Driving Alterations in Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cells” by Isabel Beerman, PhD

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