Center Events

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging hosts, sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of activities and events throughout the year that are focused on aging issues. Open to students, faculty, staff and the public, these activities foster interdisciplinary collaboration while supporting initiatives in aging throughout St. Louis, the region and the world.

Issues in Aging Seminar Series

Monthly seminars, on Mondays at noon during the academic year, present current research and perspectives on aging from experts in medicine, social work, public health, psychology, law and more.

Pizza and drinks will be provided or feel free to bring your own lunch.

The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


Secondary Data in Aging Interest Group

Peer group that focuses on secondary data sources that can help us understand issues relevant for a person’s life course and aging. This is an opportunity to hear how data are being used by researchers in St. Louis, help with navigating relevant datasets, explore ideas, and connect in general. All welcome, no matter organizational affiliation or level of experience.


Special Events

Crash Course in Aging

Crash Course is Aging is an annual event sponsored by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. The event intertwines stories and insights that are of interest to older adults. Presenters develop 20 PowerPoint slides, which are set to automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fun evening of presentations that last just five minutes each.

See our Events page for the next Crash Course in Aging.

Friedman Lecture & Awards

This annual event highlights current ideas and research in aging, and recognizes professionals providing outstanding services in their field. Learn more.

2019 Friedman Lecture & Awards


Other Aging-Relevant Seminar Series at WashU

Hope Center for Neurological Disorders Monday Seminars

Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Tuesday Seminars

Department of Psychological and Brain Science Talks