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Novelli Guest Edits Journal on Aging

William Novelli, distinguished professor of the practice and founder of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (new window) at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, guest edited the spring issue of Generations, the journal of the American Society of Aging. The issue focuses on reforming advanced illness and end-of-life care and includes three essays co-written by Novelli on the current landscape of end-of-life care, changing the culture of care, and priority areas for driving the movement forward.

“Advanced illness and end-of-life care are a critical part of the life process and greatly in need of reform. As the nation rapidly ages, this is an increasingly important topic,” he said.

An expert in issues related to aging, Novelli also co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity.

Throughout his career, Novelli has made significant contributions to solving major social problems. Before he joined Georgetown McDonough, he served as CEO of AARP, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, executive vice president of CARE, and co-founder and president of the public relations firm Porter-Novelli.

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