Friedman Lecture & Awards

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health hosts this annual event to address topics related to older adults and aging society and present awards to individuals who have contributed to the field of aging.

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.

We are accepting nominations for the Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award and the Alene & Meyer Kopolow Award through February 20, 2020.

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.

This 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.

This 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.

Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award on Aging

The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and aging society. To be considered for the award, students must apply to participate in a 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition, to be organized and announced by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges graduate students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. Following the competition, winners will make their 3MT presentation at the next Annual Friedman Lecture and receive a plaque at the award ceremony.

This award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.


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.