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Florence Denmark Wins Raymond D. Fowler Award
By Kylie Dangerfield
APA has awarded Florence Denmark, PhD with the 2007 Raymond D. Fowler award for her exceptional contributions to the association. Dr. Denmark has served in APA leadership for over 30 years and is currently APA’s main representative at the United Nations. She also serves as Chair in the U.N. for the NGO Committee on Ageing (CONA). PI spoke with Denmark about her thoughts upon receiving the award.
“I was just thrilled. APA means so much to me. It’s a very significant award and I’m delighted to be the recipient. This doesn’t mean that I’m suddenly resigning from my activities though! I’m still on CONA and I’m active at the United Nations, which inspires me to keep doing what I’m doing.”
As part her work in the UN, Dr. Denmark is an active participant within the NGO community. She is a member of the International Day of Older Persons Committee, Committee on the Status of Women, Sub-Committee on Older Women, Sub- Committee on Violence, the Health Committee and member of the Executive Committee for the Mental Health Committee. She was recently re-elected to an unprecedented third term as Chair of the Committee on Ageing. In addition to her service to the discipline through UN work and APA governance, Dr. Denmark teaches and mentors students at Pace University where she is the Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology. Ψ