Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy

April 08, 2020
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus

The annual Friedman Lecture and Awards addresses topics related to older adults and aging society and presents awards to individuals who have contributed to the field of aging. This year marks the 20th annual event. Joseph Coughlin, PhD, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will deliver his keynote presentation: Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy. Dr. Coughlin’s keynote will provide an overview and discussion of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation for an aging society.

Nominate your choice for the Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award and the Alene & Meyer Kopolow Award by February 20, 2020.

Additionally, the event will include the presentation of the Harvey A. & Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults; the Alene & Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology; and the Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award on Aging.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is requested.

Keynote Speaker

Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab; Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Coughlin’s current research explores how global demographic transition and technology are converging to shape the future of transportation, the multigenerational workplace and real estate development. He teaches transportation policy and planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and demography and business in the Sloan School of Management’s Advanced Management Program.
Coughlin advises major companies worldwide and has served on advisory committees for the White House, the multinational Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, and economic development authorities worldwide. A Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Coughlin is recipient of one of GSA’s highest awards, the Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging recognizing his research improving policy while bridging the worlds of research and practice. Learn more about Dr. Coughlin.


Times are tentative

9:00 am Coffee and Check-in
9:30 am Welcome and Presentation of Awards
10:00 am Keynote and Discussion
11:00 am Poster Session and Refreshments


Visitors are encouraged to park in the East End Garage, located underground immediately east of Hillman Hall. Click here for driving directions to the East End Garage via Google Maps. To approximate the address for GPS, use: 6453 Centennial Parkway, St. Louis, MO.

Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus is accessible via MetroLink light rail and MetroBus. For quickest access to the Brown School, passengers on the MetroLink should take the Blue Line to Skinker Station. Passengers on the MetroBus can take the #1 Gold Line, #2 Red Line, or Green Line to the Mallinckrodt Center Loop.

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We will provide certificates of attendance for attendees to receive continuing education credits from professional boards. Registration for certificates will be available at the check-in table.


Contact CenterForAging@wustl.edu.

Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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