Call for Nominations!

December 10, 2019

Nomination Period Open for the 2020 Friedman and Kopolow Awards

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2020 Friedman & Kopolow Awards. The annual awards were first presented in 2003 with the support of funds created by Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman and Alene and Meyer Kopolow to recognize professionals in the St. Louis region who provide outstanding service to older adults.

The 2020 awardees will be recognized at the 20th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 8, 2020. In addition to recognition, the selected awardees receive up to $3,000 for aging-related professional development.

Award nominations can be completed by online nomination form and may be submitted along with at least one nomination letter (no more than three pages in length.) Nominations close February 20, 2020 at 5 P.M.

“The Friedman Lecture and Awards combines acknowledgement of young talent contributing to the well-being of elders, as well as honoring “seasoned” practitioners such as myself. It is a privilege to be recognized in the presence of former recipients and folks that represent a bright future for service with and to older adults.” -Janis M. McGillick, 2018 Award Recipient

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 through practice, education, advocacy or research. Eligible nominees must be professionals involved in work related to older adults within the St. Louis region.

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

Previous Awardees

Marla Berg-Weger receiving the Friedman Award in 2019.

2019 Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW, Gateway Geriatric Education Center

2018 Janis M. McGillick, MSW, MA, LNHA, Dolan Memory Care Homes and Nikki G. Goldstein, MSW, Crown Center for Senior Living

2017 Cheryl Kinney, LCSW, MSW, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter

The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurology, or Medicine

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 at least one of the following geriatric service areas: direct patient care, didactic teaching, conferences, or national/international meetings, and patient-oriented or basic research that addresses aging issues.

The award is supported by the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Alene and Meyer Kopolow Fund for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.

Previous Awardees

Lenise Cummings-Vaughn receiving the Kopolow Award in 2019.

2019 Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, MD, CMD, Stay Healthy Clinic and Outpatient Prorgram; and, Parc Provence Nursing Home

2018 Gregory S. Day, MD, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

2017 Ganesh Babulal, PhD, OTD, MSCI, MOT, OTR/L, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

 

 

For more information about award nominations, contact the Friedman Center for Aging at CenterforAging@wustl.edu or 314.747.9192.