A child survivor of the Holocaust Dr. Eva Kahana believes that it is essential to build on scientific discoveries for the betterment of human welfare.
MIAMI BEACH, FL, March 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Eva Kahana, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished scholar, Dr. Kahana celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Kahana is renowned as a sociology researcher and educator with more than 50 years of distinction in the field of gerontology. A child survivor of the Holocaust she believes that it is essential to build on scientific discoveries for the betterment of human welfare. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Stern College in 1962 and a Master of Arts in Psychology from City College of New York in 1965. Dr. Kahana graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in human development from the University of Chicago in 1967. She was honored by Yeshiva University in 1991 as their first alumna to receive an HLD.
From 1963 to 1966 Dr. Kahana began her career as a predoctoral fellow, funded by the National Institute on Aging at the University of Chicago Committee on Human Development. After receiving her PhD she was a research associate working with Dr. Rodney Coe at Washington University from 1967 to 1971. In 1971 she was recruited as a tenured associate professor at Wayne State University. She was promoted to Professor of Sociology in 1973 and became founding director of the Elderly Care Research Center.
Dr. Kahana joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in 1984 as Professor of Sociology and served as Department Chair from 1985 to 2005. She was also funded as Principal Investigator of numerous NIH sponsored research grants, including a Merit Award. In 1990 she was appointed Robson Professor and in 2012 she was named Distinguished University Professor, the University's highest honor. She holds joint appointments in Nursing, Applied Social Sciences and Medicine.
She received the Lawton Award, the Distinguished Mentorship Award and the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Gerontological Society of America and the Mathilda Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association where she has held a variety of offices. She published over 200 articles in refereed journals and is co-author of 6 books.
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