The M. Powell Lawton Award



2003 Recipient:
Barry Gurland, M.D.


Dr. Barry Gurland is the Sidney Katz Professor of Psychiatry
and Director of the Columbia University Stroud Center for the Study of Quality
of Life in Health and Aging. He also directs programs in geriatrics and
gerontology at the Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of
Public Health.

His peers nominated him to receive the award because he
upholds Dr. Lawton's values in his deep and abiding respect for people, his
intense desire to understand quality of life for older people, and his
development of a cadre of young faculty. Dr. Gurland's work has included an
array of research, policy, and practice breakthroughs related to depression,
dementia and disability among older adults.

Dr. Gurland credits the late Dr. M. Powell Lawton with showing
him “the path of intellectual honesty and creativity.”