The University Record, November 9, 1992

Cohen to deliver Winkelman Lecture

Gene D. Cohen, acting director of the National Institute on Aging, will deliver the 13th annual Winkelman Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Cohen will discuss “Understanding Creative Potential in Later Life: Impact on Research, Practice and Policy.”

A specialist in geriatric psychiatry, Cohen has held a number of national positions related to issues of aging, including service as the first chief of the Center on Aging in the National Institute on Mental Health, 1975–88. He is chair of the Department of Health and Human Services Task Force on Aging Research and has been executive secretary of the Federal Advisory Panel on Alzheimer’s Disease since 1986.

The Winkelman Lecture was established at the School of Social Work to provide a forum for the discussion of gerontological research issues and their impact on social policy and social welfare.