Friedman Lecture & Awards

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health hosts this annual event to highlight current ideas and research in aging, and to recognize professionals providing outstanding service in their field.

The Friedman Lecture and Awards event is supported by the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Lectures cover a wide range of topics that represent the diversity of experiences and needs of aging adults and communities.

**2020 Awards Nominations will open in December 2019!**

Awards

The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions in service to older adults. Individuals might have made this contribution through practice, education, advocacy, or research. Eligible nominees must be professionals currently involved in work that is related to older adults within the St. Louis Metro Region.

The award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund. It is presented annually at the Friedman Lecture & Awards event on behalf of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging.

The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology

The purpose of this award is to recognize 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. Eligible individuals 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 award is not restricted to individuals with a medical degree (MD or DO). Nominees should demonstrate achievement in at least one of the following areas of geriatrics: direct patient care; didactic learning exercises, rounds, conferences, or national/international meetings; and, patient-oriented or basic research that addresses aging issues.

Recipients receive a formal announcement of the award, a plaque and $3,000 toward aging-related educational endeavors including conference fees, travel expenses, books, journal subscriptions and field- or research-related software, hardware, etc.

The award is supported by the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Alene and Meyer Kopolow Fund for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology. It is presented annually at the Friedman Lecture and Awards event on behalf of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging.

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging is part of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis.


Previous Friedman Lectures

April 24, 2019: “Advancing Aging Research & Education at Washington University: Preparing for Longer, Productive Lives”

See the full list of previous Friedman Lectures


Previous Award Winners

The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology

2019 Awardee – Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, MD, CMD

The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults

2019 Awardee – Marla Berg-Weger

See full list of previous award winners.