Honors and Awards


Sean Curran
2020 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research
American Federation of Aging Research


Alexander Maher (Undergraduate Student)

The Okin Award


Bérénice Benayoun
2019 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Gruber Foundation

Pinchas Cohen
Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction
American Federation of Aging Research

Kathleen H. Wilber
Elaine M. Brody Thought Leader Award
Gerontological Society of America

Jennifer Ailshire
USC Mentoring Award – Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students

Sean Curran
USC Provost’s Mentoring Award

Reginald Tucker-Seeley
Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarship

Marc Vermulst
Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarship

Bérénice Benayoun
Navigage Foundation Grant Award
Rose Hills Foundation Innovator Grant Program

Mireille Jacobson
Navigage Foundation Grant Award

Kelvin Davies
USC Distinguished Professor Award


Stephanie Bolton (Graduate Student)
Student Leadership Award

Juan Bravo (Doctoral Student)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Rochelle Lai (Graduate Student)
Outstanding Dietetic Student in a Coordinated Program, California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ranier Castillo (Graduate Student)
SCAN Dietetic Internship Award


Katy Fike MS ’06, PhD ’09
AFAR Icon of Aging Award


Caleb Finch
Honorary Doctorate, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France

Cary Kreutzer
Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award – West Coast Region, Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jennifer Ailshire
USC Graduate School Mentoring Award

Jessica Ho
IPUMS Research Award, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Kelvin Davies
Officer, National Order of Merit, France
USC Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductee
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Fellow, The Linnean Society of London

Pinchas Cohen
Two-Year, $200,000 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award


Christina Sisliyan ’19 (Undergraduate Student)
Young Investigator Award, Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM)

Gerson Galdamez (Doctoral Student)
National Health Policy Research Scholars program

Sara Gallant (Doctoral Student)
$150,000 Postdoctoral Fellowship, BrightFocus Foundation;
The Psychonomic Society and Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Networking Award for Junior Scientists, The Psychonomic Society

Lauren Brown (Doctoral Student)
Poster Presentation Honor, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS);
USC PhD Achievement Award

Mafalda Cacciottolo (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
Research Star Award, Los Angeles Neurological Society Neuroscience Research Competition

Pinchas Cohen, Gretchen Alkema, Kathy Black
Top 50 “Influencers in Aging,” PBS Next Avenue

Sarah Wong ’18, Christina Sisliyan ’19 (Undergraduate Students)
Travel Awards, American Association for the Advancement of Science/National Science Foundation Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference
Science, Technology, and Research (STAR): Honored at USC Good Neighbors Campaign Dinner


Christian Pike
$250,000 Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s (SAGA) Research Grant, Alzheimer’s Association

David Lee
$100,000 Junior Faculty Grant, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

Donna Benton
$25,000, Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarships
“A Call for Boldness” Biddy Mason Unsung Shero Legacy Honoree, Women’s Group of Greater Los Angeles County

Eileen Crimmins
Signed Registry of Membership, National Academy of Sciences

Kelvin Davies
Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Named Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland
Denham Harman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Research, American Aging Association (AGE)

Kelvin Yen
$25,000, Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarship

Susan Enguidanos
$5 Million Funding Award, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)


Briana Kennedy (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Three-Year F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute on Aging

Carly Roman (Doctoral Student)
Research Fellow, National Science Foundation

Catherine Perez (Doctoral Student)
R36 Research Dissertation Award, National Institute on Aging

Christopher Beam (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Grant, Alzheimer’s Association

David Markovich (Graduate Student)
$20,000 Grant Award, Brighten Award for Entrepreneurial Gerontology Competition

Jennifer Robinette (Doctoral Student)
K99 Pathway to Independence Award, National Institute on Aging

Joseph Reynolds (Doctoral Student)
$5000 Scholarship, Glenn Foundation for Medical Research / American Federation for Aging Research

Kelly Durbin (Doctoral Student)
Two-Year F31 Predoctoral Fellowship, National Institute on Aging

Kenneth Wilson (Doctoral Student)
F31 Grant, National Institute on Aging

Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto (Doctoral Student)
Minority Travel Award for the 2017 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting
$1000 from Honorable Mention for the Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award

Mafalda Cacciottolo (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Best poster presentation, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center 1st ANNUAL FINCH AD SYMPOSIUM

Sarah Wong (Undergraduate Student)
Travel Awards to Attend 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM), USC Student Government (USG)
Barden and Centennial Scholarship, USC Skull and Dagger Foundation

Vincent Bonet-Costa (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Post-Doctoral Travel Award to attend the 2017 SFRBM Meeting, University of Southern California

Valter Longo, Min Wei, Roberta Buono, Sebastian Brandhorst (Assorted Scientists)
USC Stevens Center for Innovation Commercialization Awards, USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)


Eileen Crimmins
Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Elizabeth Zelinski
Distinguished Faculty Honor, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Greg Bearce (Lecturer)
Part-Time Faculty Recognition, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Kelvin Davies
Named Fellow of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea)
Sir Trevor Slater Award and Gold Medal of the International Society for Free Radical Research, Biennial International Congress of SFRR International and the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine in San Francisco, CA

Paul Irving
Influencer in Aging, Next Avenue

Pinchas Cohen
Administrative Leadership Award, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Valter Longo
Friedrich Merz Guest Professorship
Boerhaave Lecture, Dutch Society for Research on Aging (DuSRA)


Brian Kaskie, PhD ’98
2016-2017 Health Policy and Aging Fellow, Majority Staff of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington D.C.


Christian Pike
Mellon Mentoring Award, University of Southern California

Kelvin Davies
Named Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry

Phoebe Liebig
Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, 34th Annual USC Academic Honors Convocation

Sean Curran
Ewald W. Busse Research Award in Biomedical Sciences Category, The Duke University Center of the Study of Aging and Human Development

Susan Enguidanos
Named Fellow of Gerontological Society of America (GSA), 2015 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

Tara Gruenewald
Mellon Mentoring Award, University of Southern California


Catherine Perez (Doctoral Student)
Minority Issues in Gerontology Student Poster Award and the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) Poster Award, Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Jaclyn Portanova (Doctoral Student, Project Lead)
Best Presentation and Best Poster – Social Research, Policy, and Practice Category, UCLA Research Conference on Aging

Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho (Doctoral Student)
SRPP Section’s Outstanding Student Poster Award, Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto (Doctoral Student)
Young Investigator Award, Society for Redox Biology and Medicine

Mei-Lee Ney, 2019
Jeannine English, 2018
Peter Mullin, 2017
Rick Matros MSG ‘78, 2016

Eunice Launer Harris
Dr. Li Li
Peter Mullin
Mei-Lee Ney
Shari Thorell
Edna Ulasewicz

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