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February 4, 1999


Sally Newman, executive director of the Generations Together program, has been named a fellow by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

Newman, who founded Generations Togethers at Pitt in 1979, has long been a leader in the creation of intergeneration volunteer, mentoring and arts programs, which have been used as successful models elsewhere.

Generations Together has been at the forefront of intergenerational research and has taken an active role in legislation and public policy. One current project involves a partnership with AGHE to develop what is called "intergen-erational service learning " at universities across the country.

Newman also has worked on older adult memory function and the impact of small children interacting with Alzheimer's disease patients. She recently completed the first study of its kind on the role of older adults as child caregivers.


Ron Shapiro, director of renal transplantation and associate professor of surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, has been awarded the Medical Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania's 1999 Gift of Life Awards.

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