Dana Mukamel, UC Irvine professor of medicine and researcher in the Center for Health Policy Research, was presented with the 2007 Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health by the Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Mukamel received the award Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. at the association’s 135th annual meeting and exposition. The Gerontological Health Section’s mission is to stimulate public health actions to improve the health, functioning and quality of life of older persons and to call attention to their healthcare needs. Section members engage in research and advocacy aimed at reforming governmental healthcare programs, particularly Medicare and Medicaid.