March 17, 2004
FOUNDATION NAMES DR. LYNN A. REID AS NEW VICE
PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
a Former Universitry of Maryland Intergenerational
Health Lecturer, Will Spearhead SPRY's Translational
DC, March 17, 2004 – Dr.
Lynn A. Reid, an expert in successful aging
and intergenerational health, has joined the
leadership team of the SPRY Foundation.
will serve as the foundation’s Vice-President
for Research and Education and oversee the
organization’s translational research
projects and initiatives, according to SPRY
President Dr. Russell Morgan.
Reid is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer,
having spent two years in the Philippines
as a nutrition educator for mothers of malnourished
previously served as the program director
at the American Medical Student Association
for a national substance abuse prevention
project, funded by the U.S. Department of
Health, where she trained medical students
to work with high-risk youth.
thoroughly delighted to welcome Dr. Reid to
SPRY and look forward to benefiting from her
extensive experience and technical skills,”
said SPRY President Morgan.
knowledge and background in communication,
education and inter-generational health are
fundamental to SPRY's goals and essential
to our translational work,” Morgan said.
Reid lectured and trained college students
to work with older adults in the Adult Health
and Development Program at the University
of Maryland, an intergenerational health promotion
program. She also taught in the University
of Maryland’s Department of Public and
earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from
Southern Connecticut University and holds
a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Health
Education from the University of Maryland,
with areas of concentration in health behavior
Reid also earned a doctoral-level gerontology
certificate from the Center on Aging at the
University of Maryland. Her doctoral dissertation
research examined the relationship between
successful aging and nutrition behavior in
in Washington, D.C., the SPRY (Setting Priorities
for Retirement Years) Foundation is an independent,
national non-profit research and education
organization that helps people prepare for
conducts problem-solving research and develops
information and educational materials for
physical health and wellness, mental health,
financial security, and life engagement.
SPRY Foundation carries out its programs as
an operating foundation, working in partnership
with government agencies, non-profit organizations,
foundations and the private sector to develop
programs that help people make the most of
their later years. SPRY’s primary target
audience is all people 50 years and older,
their families and their caregivers.
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