Dennis Streets presented the Busse Award to Dr. Altpeter
The Division of Aging and Adult Services presented the third of its annual Aging Awards – The Ewald W. Busse Award – to Dr. Mary Altpeter, who recently retired as a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member. The Division honored Dr. Altpeter for her significant role in enhancing the health status of older North Carolinians through her extensive work with multi-disciplinary health promotion research and educational projects.
In announcing Dr. Altpeter as the 21st recipient of this distinguished award, Division Director Dennis Streets reviewed Dr. Altpeter’s efforts in North Carolina and across the country to help us better understand the determinants of healthy aging, to identify interventions that promote healthy aging, and to assist in the translation of research into sustainable community-based programs.
Joined by directors of North Carolina’s Area Agencies on Aging, Streets thanked Dr. Altpeter for helping advance North Carolina’s evidence-based activities in support of chronic disease self-management and for helping caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Busse Award is named for the late Dr. Ewald W. Busse, president emeritus of the N.C. Institute of Medicine and a founding director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He was internationally recognized for his work and accomplishments in the field of Aging.