Call for Nominations

The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for The Denham Harman Award. A short description of this award is found below.All members of the American Aging Association are eligible to nominate individuals for the awards.

Materials required for nomination include a nomination letter outlining why this individual is deserving of the award, a current CV of the individual and at least two supporting letters. Before nominating a person, please take a look at the website for the list of past awardees. Please note that if an individual has received the Denham Harman Award previously, the nomination will have to justify the contributions of this person since the last award. Once the materials have been collected, the nominator should send the documents to Holly Brown-Borg at

The Awards Committee will review eligibility, compile the documents and create a slate of candidates for the AAA Board on which to vote. Nominations will be accepted until December 1, 2019. Any materials received after this date will not be considered.

Denham Harman Award for Research

Established in 1978 this award was named in honor of Dr. Denham Harman, a co-founder of AGE and honors a person who has made significant contributions to biomedical aging research.

Distinguished Achievement

Established and presented in 1978, this award is presented to an active individual to call attention to the obvious, but often overlooked, fact that older individuals can live full, productive, useful lives.

Other awards not under consideration this year:

Excellence in Journalism Award

Established and presented in 1992, this award is presented to honor journalists who have contributed significantly to the general public's knowledge and understanding of biomedical aging research and its potential to enhance our lives

Leonard Hayflick Lectureship

Established in 1995 by Dr. Michael Fossel in homage to Dr. Leonard Hayflick, and presented in 1996 , this award is presented to recognize an individual's research and prominence in the field and is intended to answer what were the most important unanswered research questions in aging; what makes these the most important questions and how can we set out to address these questions

Clinical Research

The too-infrequent confluence of clinical studies with basic research provides some opportunities to recognize those who particularly focus their work in line with the Association Mission.

Clinical ResearchTravel Awards

Those students who whose need assistance whose work is of a quality that their attendance warrants subsidization.

Awards Presented at Annual Meeting

Paul F. Glenn Award

To award a post-doctoral candidate who has made special contributions to biomedical aging research. This award was established in 1985 to honor Mr. Paul F. Glenn for his long-term active support of biomedical aging research through the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.

Walter R. Nicolai Award

Through the generosity of the Paul F. Glenn Foundation, a prize was established in 1982 in the name of Walter Nicolai, (a long-time board member of AGE who was killed in a skiing accident) for meritorious research by a graduate or medical student in the area of biomedical gerontology.

Trainee Data Blitz

Often the association holds a Trainee Session during our annual meeting in which young researchers (be they undergraduates, post-doctoral fellows, or somewhere in between!) are able to present their work and then those with the most interesting and promising projects are recognized with awards sponsored by our members.


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