Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 21 for engaging keynote speakers and panelists to learn more about innovations in mental health care for older adults.
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Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging News
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 2023 Friedman Awards for outstanding contributions in the field of aging
Award nominations are being accepted for the 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards taking place on April 21. Read more about the awards and how to nominate someone for their outstanding work in the field of aging!
Friedman Center Addresses Ageism in Academia and Beyond (Links to an external site)
Read more about how the Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health works to address the prevalent issue of ageism.
Morrow-Howell Earns Gerontological Society of America’s Maxwell A. Pollack Award
Director of the Institute’s Friedman Center for Aging, Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, has received a prestigious award from the Gerontological Society of America.
Institute for Public Health 2023 Summer Research Program application period opens Oct. 14!
The application period for the 2023 Summer Research Program (including a new track!) opens Oct. 14!
2022 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Summary
Read about the 2022 Summer Research Program, which wrapped up in late July.
Center supports university-community partnerships benefiting aging community
The Center for Aging illuminates the work of organizations like OLLI, which serves older adults in the St. Louis region.
Institute for Public Health 2022 Summer Research Program kicks off June 1
The 2022 Summer Research Program is underway creating a unique experience for students in global/public health and aging/neurological research.
Study addresses barriers to improving mental health in older adults
Two Institute Faculty Scholars have written about their study into mental health of older adults. Read about it here.
Center releases comprehensive background resource on ageism
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging has published a background resource with everything we need to know about the topic of “ageism”, understanding it and how to confront it.
2022 Friedman Lecture & Awards Summary: Serious Illness Care -Advances and Opportunities
The 2022 Friedman Lecture & Awards featured keynote speaker, Patrick White and panelists presented an exciting review of the latest innovations in palliative care.
Center offers additional tools, presentations and more on the often- overlooked topic of Ageism
The Friedman Center for Aging is releasing many new tools and presentations designed to help inform and inspire us all to educate ourselves and confront the often-overlooked issue of Ageism.
Center launches series of tools and information around aging in our society
The Friedman Center has created a series of easy-to-read resources providing key information about aging.
Call for nominations! 2022 Friedman Lecture and Awards centers on innovations in the care of people with serious illness
The 21st Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards is just ahead, and this year, in addition to a panel of experts, the event features an exciting keynote by national expert on palliative medicine, and Chief Medical Officer for BJC Hospice, Patrick White, MD. The event, “Serious Illness Care: Advances and Opportunities” will also feature three awards […]
Call for applications! 2022 Summer Research Program
From October 15, 2021 through January 7, 2022, the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program application period will be open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of two tracks: the Public and Global Health Track and the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track. During the eight-week summer program, students work with […]
When I’m 64: What will our future be?
The When I’m 64 course is back for Fall 2021 and helps students break down biases toward older adults and impact students’ vocational paths!
In Memoriam of Dorismae Hacker Friedman
October 28, 1920-May 30, 2021 Mrs. Dorismae Hacker Friedman passed away peacefully in her home, on May 30. In fall of 2007, WashU’s Center for Aging was renamed the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging in recognition of Harvey and Dorismae Friedman’s support of the center’s efforts to create an environment for fruitful cross-disciplinary research. […]
2021 Summer Research Program welcomes students
The 2021 Summer Research Program begins with a virtual bang as students from 13 universities convene. Read more.
Celebrating “Older Americans Month”: WashU employees say they “never stop learning”
Find out about the career paths of several of WashU’s employees and where they go from here.
Realizing the potential of longer life: The new “Longevity Economy” – 2021 Friedman Lecture & Awards summary
The 2021 Friedman Lecture & Awards event is summarized.
Two Institute for Public Health centers award funding
Two centers have awarded funding to research projects focusing on mental health and the cost of prostate cancer.
2020 Summer Research Program Summary
The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program has wrapped up its 2020 program differently this year. Between June and late July, due to COVID-19 on-campus restrictions, summer program cohorts in the Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track and in the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track attended virtual programs. After being accepted via online application, […]
2020 Friedman Lecture & Awards summary
These are truly unprecedented times, and although the staff of the Friedman Center for Aging is disappointed to cancel the Friedman Lecture and Awards annual event for the first time in 20 years, we are excited to announce three award winners as we do each year! Annual Friedman Awards Each year, the Harvey A. Friedman […]
How OLD is WashU? Friedman Center releases report on WashU student body age distribution vs. U.S. population
Today, people are living longer than ever before. As life expectancy has increased, so has the time people remain in the workforce. Whether they continue in a familiar line of work, or pursue a mid-or late-life career change, longer working lives require on-going learning. Our economic, social, and physical well-being is enhanced by lifelong access […]
Your Next Move: Transitioning to the New Retirement
Seminars Focus on More than Financials As part of its WashU for Life Initiative, the Friedman Center for Aging, at the Institute for Public Health, with the support of the Washington University Department of Human Resources, has created a new program to encourage WashU staff and faculty to think about retirement and plan for their […]
2019 Summer Research Program Summary
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at Institute for Public Health Another Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program came to a close with nearly 30 participants from 14 universities in the continental U.S. and Ireland attending. Students were at various stages of their academic careers ranging from undergraduate, to masters program and medical students […]
2019 Friedman Lecture & Awards: Advancing aging research & education at Washington University: Preparing for longer, productive lives
“Students may live to age 100” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton This was just one of the messages at the 19th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards recently presented by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. Center Director Nancy Morrow–Howell, introduced the event to nearly 200 attendees who also heard a keynote address from Chancellor Mark […]
WashU Joins Age-Friendly Network (Links to an external site)
Washington University in St. Louis joins Age-Friendly University Global Network Washington University in St. Louis is a new member of the Age-Friendly University Global Network, a group of educational institutions committed to expanding programs and policies to engage people in all life stages. Universities in the network help develop innovations in education, research, and community […]
Ageism Focus for the 2018 Friedman Lecture
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health hosted the 18th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 20 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. The event’s keynote speaker was Becca Levy, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Psychology at Yale […]
2017 Friedman Lecture & Awards recap
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health hosted the 17th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 4 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. This year’s event, co-sponsored with the Center for Health Economics and Policy, explored the role of […]
Forum for greater China: An aging population
On January 21, 2017 Washington University in St. Louis hosted the Forum for Greater China at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Shanghai for over 200 attendees. The Forum convened representatives from leading universities in Greater China which partner with Washington University on research and academic programming. The Forum’s goal is to stimulate collaborative research and […]
“When I’m Sixty-Four” (Links to an external site)
Beyond Social Security
Policy Forum “Social Security and Beyond: Building Financial Capability Across a Lifetime” As part of a series of events leading up to the 2016 Presidential Debate on campus October 9, Institute scholars Timothy D. McBride and Nancy Morrow-Howell participated in the policy forum “Social Security and Beyond: Building Financial Capability Across a Lifetime.” The forum, held at the Brown […]
Washington University at GSA 2016 conference
The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) brings together more than 4,000 international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond to exchange information and to discuss the broader role of aging science. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. Researchers in […]
2016 Friedman Lecture recap and awardees
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health hosted the 16th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 28. This year’s event explored the benefits of arts and creative expression for health and wellbeing. The event included a keynote by Linda Noelker, PhD, who reviewed the current evidence for the […]
New faculty lead for education initiatives on aging
Brian D. Carpenter, PhD, is joining the team of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health as Faculty Lead for Educational Initiatives in Aging. In this new role, Carpenter will work with the Friedman Center to develop and implement programs that will support education and professional development at Washington […]
Washington University in Shanghai
In May, McDonnell International Scholars Academy partner Fudan University, and Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, hosted the 2015 Shanghai Forum. Faculty scholar Brian Carpenter represented the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and presented his work on family relationships in later life at the international symposium. See the conference program and other publications at: shanghaiforum.fudan.edu.cn/en.
2015 Kopolow and Friedman Award winners
On April 22, 2015, the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University recognized three individuals for their service to older adults in St. Louis at the center’s annual lecture. The 2015 Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology was presented to Brendan Lucey. The […]
Profile of Nancy Morrow-Howell (Links to an external site)
Gerontology expert works to understand ‘whole picture’ of aging.
Friedman Center expands award criteria for 2015
Communities throughout the United States are undergoing an unprecedented population shift, resulting in more residents over the age of 60 than under the age of 15. Professionals from many sectors – such as health care, business, social work, law, design – are needed to respond to the unique and diverse needs of older adults in […]
Next Age international collaboration established
In 2014, Washington University in St. Louis announced it was partnering with the National University of Singapore to establish the Next Age Institute, an international collaboration to design, study and test social innovations. Launching in February 2015, the institute will address global challenges facing many families and communities, among them aging populations and rising inequality. […]
New book tackles financial vulnerability of older adults
Many of the 40 million older adults in the United States are struggling financially. They lack the assets to see them through their later years, when they require more health care and other services than they expected. A new book, Financial Capability and Asset Holding in Later Life: A Life Course Perspective co-edited by Harvey A. Friedman […]
I-70 network corridor on aging
A network developing along the I-70 corridor in Missouri and Kansas will facilitate research and teaching teams on topics related to aging. The organizers are hoping to connect people, successfully compete for regional focused research, and share in the advancement of teaching gerontology through cooperative exchanges. The network is still in its early stages and […]
Washington University at Gerontology Society of America 2014 Conference
The Gerontological Society of America’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. Washington University in St. Louis’ researchers in aging will be well represented at the meeting in Washington, D.C. with 28 posters and presentations (see full list below) and a workshop on Accelerating […]
Friedman Center releases workforce development report
The U.S. and many countries around the globe are undergoing an unprecedented population shift, resulting in larger proportions of people over the age of 60 than under the age of 15. This will result in changes in our workforce in terms of demographics and size. It will also increase the demand on our policies, products […]
New first-year course: “When I’m Sixty-Four: Transforming Your Future”
In the near future, we will have more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. Due to many factors, we are living longer than ever before with Baby Boomers serving as an introduction to what will likely be a permanent change to our society. Most freshmen starting at Washington University […]
McDonnell Academy Partner meeting at 2013 World Congress
In June 2013 the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis hosted a meeting prior to the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatric’s World Congress in Seoul, South Korea. The meeting was the first opportunity for scholars working in aging to connect and begin to […]
2013 Global Aging Initiative seed funding
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has funded 10 proposals to support collaborations that will advance cross-national research and education on older adults, later life and aging societies. Each collaboration includes one or more faculty from Washington University in St. Louis and one […]