Three faculty members from the Department of Sociology received honors at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco in August.
Kim Shuey and Andrea Willson received the 2009 Outstanding Research Award from the ASA’s Section on Aging and the Life Course for their paper, “Cumulative Advantage Processes as Mechanisms of Inequality in Life Course Health,” published in the American Journal of Sociology. The paper was published in 2008 with co-author, Glen Elder, Jr.
William Avison received the Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Significant Contributions to the Sociological Study of Mental Health from the ASA’s Section on the Sociology of Mental Health. The award is made annually to a sociologist for contributions to science, mentorship, and service to the profession.
Avison also assumes the Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the ASA. The Medical Sociology Section is among the ASA’s largest sections.