John C. Beck: 1924-2016

an extraordinary man beloved of many, died in Perth, Australia on September 29, 2016 at the age of 92.

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Honors

1944 Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
1947 McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Holmes Gold Medal
1954 Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London
1954 Markle Scholar in the Medical Sciences
1981 Royal Society Canada (National Academy of Sciences)
1980 Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
1981 Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
1981 Life Governor, Hospital Notre Dame, Montreal
1982 Special Recognition for contributions to National Board of Medical Examiners
1984 Special Recognition for contributions to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education 1985 Lifetime Award, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
1985 Fellow, The Gerontological Society of America
1987 Master, American College of Physicians
1987 Ronald V. Christie Award, Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine
1988 Milo F. Leavitt Memorial Award, American Geriatrics Society
1989 Bruce Hall Memorial Lecture, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, University of N.S.W., Sydney, Australia
1990 Duncan Graham Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
1990 Joseph T. Freeman Award-Gerontological Society of America
1991 Irving S. Wright Award-American Federation on Aging Research
1993 Fellow, AAAS
1994 D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), McGill University
2001 Distinguished Service Recognition Award, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
2001 Donald P. Kent Award, The Gerontological Society of America
2003 Philips Award, American College of Physicians-ASIM
2004 Chaikin Oration, "Living Longer- Living Better," National Academy of the Technological Knobil Sciences and Engineering of Australia
2006 Ignatius Nascher Award of the City of Vienna for the paper "Determinants of future hospital admissions and physician visits in community dwelling older persons in Europe"
2006 Froehlich Vsting Professor, Royal Society of Medicine Visiting Professor
2006 Rolf und Hubertine Schiffbauer-Forschungsforderungspreis der Deutschen (Schiffbauer Research Award of the German Geriatrics Society)