WVU psychology professor honored by national organization for research on aging

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — A West Virginia University psychology professor is being honored with the highest class of membership with the Gerontological Society of America.

Officials say Amy Fiske has been named a fellow with the society. She was honored at last month's conference in New Orleans.

Fellowship recognition by the organization acknowledges outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. The group founded in 1945 is devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging.

The Morgantown school says Fiske researches the cause of depression and suicidal behavior in older adults and prevention. She also assesses sleeping problems and treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Fellows are honored with a certificate and a lapel pin to commemorate their status and achievements.

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