The 2021 Fielding Creative Longevity and Wisdom Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award is presented to Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D., for his contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging.
Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Whitehouse’s accomplishments include the establishment of The Intergenerational School, a unique public multi-age community school co-founded with his wife, Catherine. His fields of endeavor include cognitive/brain health, integrated health care, intergenerational learning, interprofessional practice, deep bioethics, organizational aesthetics, narrative epistemology, transmedia performance arts, civilization transformation, and play. He leads the InterHub in the Presencing Institute (MIT) and was recently a Fellow at Oxford University. Holding appointments in medicine at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Toronto, his latest book with Danny George is titled American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society (Johns Hopkins Press, 2021) and builds on the previous coauthored book, The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis (St. Martins Press, 2008).
Fielding faculty member and Creative Longevity and Wisdom Doctoral Concentration director Connie Corley, Ph.D., shared about the significance of Dr. Whitehouse’s work: “Peter Whitehouse is a progressive thought leader and visionary who embodies positive aging. This award is also an affirmation of his engagement with Fielding as an Age-Friendly University, enhancing our goal of outreach beyond our academic community.”
The award ceremony will take place at Fielding’s Global Session in January 2022 in Santa Barbara.
Previous award recipients include Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mary Catherine Bateson, and George Vaillant.
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