Sonja Hilbrand, Davic A. Coall, Denis Gerstorf, and Ralph Hertwig are the January 2017 winners of the Elsevier Atlas Award

May 04, 2017

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Sonja Hilbrand (University of Basel), David A. Coall (Edith Cowan University), Denis Gerstorf (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), and Ralph Hertwig (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) are the January 2017 winners of the Elsevier Atlas Award. They have received the award for their article “Caregiving within and beyond the family is associated with lower mortality for the caregiver: A longitudinal study,” which was published in Evolution and Human Behavior (doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.11.010). Analyzing data from the Berlin Aging Study (BASE), they showed that older people who help and support others live longer. Each month, the Elsevier Atlas Award recognizes research that could significantly impact people's lives around the world. An independent Advisory Board selects the winning article from over 2500 journals.

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