Kelvin Davies Inducted as American Aging Association Fellow

USC Leonard Davis School Executive Vice Dean and USC Distinguished Professor honored for his contributions to aging science, especially his pioneering work in free radical biology.

The American Aging Association (AGE) inducted USC Leonard Davis Executive Vice Dean Kelvin Davies as a Fellow of the organization during the AGE annual meeting in San Francisco on May 31.

AGE is the premier U.S. research and professional organization for the biology and medicine of aging. New Fellows of the American Aging Association are nominated by existing Fellows and then elected following intensive peer-review. New Fellows must make “major contributions to biomedical aging research as recognized by the Awards Committee,” according to the organization’s website.

Davies is also the holder of the James E. Birren Chair in Gerontology and is a USC Distinguished Professor of Gerontology, Molecular & Computational Biology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine. In addition to his induction as a Fellow, Davies has also been elected to the AGE Board of Directors. AGE President Heinrich Jasper, accompanied by Past Presidents Matt Kaberlein, LaDora Thompson, James Nelson, and Holly Brown-Borg, presented Davies with his Fellow’s medal and described some of his many achievements to the crowd of more than 300 association members.

“[I am] extremely grateful for the award, and absolutely indebted to the many former and current students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty colleagues whose hard work, dedication, and sheer brilliance has made it possible for me to shine,” Davies said. “I look forward to being able to ensure that they receive the credit they truly deserve.”