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. Past lectures have covered a wide range of topics that represent the diversity of experiences and needs of aging adults and communities.
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 and is presented 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”
Revisit the 2019 Friedman Lecture
April 20, 2018: “Ageism in America: How Stereotypes Influence Our Health and Wellbeing”
Revisit the 2018 Friedman Lecture
April 4, 2017: “Future of Health Policy in an Aging America”
Revisit the 2017 Friedman Lecture
April 28, 2016: “Intersection of Aging and the Arts for Health and Wellbeing”
Revisit the 2016 Friedman Lecture
April 22, 2015: “Better Living Through Innovation: Responding to an Aging Society”
Revisit the 2015 Friedman Lecture
May 8, 2014: “Developing the Workforce for an Aging America”
Revisit the 2014 Friedman Lecture
May 3, 2013: “Creating Aging-Friendly Communities”
Revisit the 2013 Friedman Lecture
April 30, 2012: “The Aging Mind: Realities and Myths”
Revisit the 2012 Friedman Lecture
May 24, 2011: “Friedman Center for Aging Research: Selected Updates”
View 2011 Friedman Lecture agenda
May 25, 2010: “Productive Aging: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from China and the U.S.”
View 2010 Friedman Lecture agenda
April 21, 2009: “In the Words of the Artist: The Influence of Age on Creativity and Expression”
View 2009 Friedman Lecture agenda
May 13, 2008: “Are we Licensed for Life?: Transportation and Driving Issues in an Aging Society”
View 2008 Friedman Lecture agenda