Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health
The 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards on April 21 will feature a panel of experts and a keynote by Eric Lenze, MD, the Wallace and Lucille K. Renard Professor in Psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The lecture, “Mental health and older adults: New ways to provide high-quality care” centers on direction for high quality mental health care for older adults and to-date innovations in the field. The event also features a poster session and awards presentations for excellence in service to older adults.
Keynote speaker, Eric Lenze, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist whose expertise includes clinical trials and the development of medication and behavioral treatments, and medication-behavioral combinations. He has been a primary investigator or co-investigator on numerous NIH-funded clinical trials and other clinical research studies, as well as other non-governmental trials.
Katie Holzer, PhD, LCSW, administrative director, Center for Perioperative Mental Health and instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine
Monique Williams, MD, MSCI, senior medical director at Oak Street Health
Jameca Woody-Cooper, PhD, president and clinical director of Emergence Psychological Service
In addition to the keynote address and panel discussion, four awardees will receive recognition for outstanding service to older adults. More on each award is listed below along with photos of last year’s winners:
The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults: Individuals might have made this contribution through practice, education, advocacy, or research. Awardees are professionals currently involved in work that is related to older adults within the St. Louis Metro Region.
The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology: recognizes an individual who has made stellar contributions to the care of older adults by a resident, post-residency fellow or junior faculty member in neurology, psychiatry, medicine or related disciplines. Awardees may also have had experience in the geriatric service areas at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center or at associated outpatient facilities, including Barnes-Jewish Extended Care.
The Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award on Aging, named after WashU’s Chancellor Emeritus, recognizes two graduate students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and our aging society
Presented by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, the 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards takes place April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Eric P. Newman Education (EPNEC) Center at 320 S. Euclid Ave. The event is free and open to the public with advance registration. The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital makes this event possible.
The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.
The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology is supported by the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Alene and Meyer Kopolow Fund for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.
The Mark S. Wrighton Award and 3MT competition is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health works to advance a global society where people of all ages have maximum opportunity for health, security and engagement. For more information or to engage with the center and its programs, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.