The Esther and Isadore Kesten Memorial Lectureship was established in 1973 by Alan Davis, son of Sophie and Leonard Davis, in memory of his grandparents. The funds from this endowed lectureship allow the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Andrus Research Center to annually honor an individual whose research in gerontology has contributed significantly to our understanding of the aging process. The award is designed to recognize prominent scholars in fields related to aging. Seeman joins the ranks of such distinguished Kesten awardees as Nathan Shock, Robert Butler, Lauren Carstensen, and John Rowe.
Teresa Seeman, PhD, Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA presented a lecture titled, “Investigating Biopsychosocial Effects on Aging” on December 12, 2013. The Leonard Davis School auditorium was filled with faculty, students, and community members who enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Seeman and continue the discussion at a lunch in the Davis School courtyard following the lecture.