Gerontology Expert To Lecture Feb. 24

Feb. 21, 2000

A noted expert on minority aging will deliver a public lecture Thursday, Feb. 24, at Baylor University. Dr. E. Percil Stanford, professor and director of the Center on Aging at San Diego State University, will speak on "Ethnicity and Aging" from 10 to 11 a.m. in room 308 in the McLane Student Life Center on the Baylor campus.

Stanford received his bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., and earned his master's degree and doctorate from Iowa State University. He joined the faculty at San Diego State University in 1972. He also has taught at Iowa State University and George Washington University and currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of Southern California at San Diego School of Medicine.

The author of The Suburban Black Elderly, Delivery of Health Promotion Programs: Outreach to Minority Elders, and Beyond the Graying of America: Who Cares?, Stanford also has written numerous book chapters and academic articles. He also served as editor of numerous books including Diversity in an Aging America: Challenges for the 1990s, Vol. 1-3; Ethnicity and Aging: Mental Health Issues; Trends and Status of Minority Aging; and Minority Aging and Long-Term Care.

He has served on the advisory committee for National Eldercare Institute on Housing and Supportive Services and the National Advisory Academy on Aging and was appointed by former president Ronald Reagan to the White House Conference on Aging. Additionally, he was a member of the advisory committee for the state of California's committees on long term care, gerontology and geriatrics, department of aging and currently serves as a commissioner for the California Commission on Aging and Director of the National Institutes on Minority Aging.

Stanford is a past recipient of the Tibbits Award, given by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education; the Meliorism Award; and the San Diego State Outstanding Faculty Award and was listed in American Men of Science.

Stanford's speech, part of Baylor's Distinguished Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 710-1164.

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