Call for Nominations for the 2019 Friedman and Kopolow Awards

December 12, 2018

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2019 Friedman & Kopolow Awards.

First presented in 2003, with the support of funds created by Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman and Alene and Meyer Kopolow, the awards recognize professionals providing outstanding service to older adults in the St. Louis region.

The 2019 awardees will be recognized at the 19th Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards event on April 24. In addition to recognition, the selected awardees receive up to $3,000 for aging-related professional development.

Nomination guidelines: Submit a completed nomination form and one letter of no more than three pages in length, illustrating how the nominee has made an outstanding contribution in aging-related areas.

Click here for the nomination form.

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 may make this contribution through practice, education, advocacy, or research.

Eligible nominees must be professionals involved in work 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 Endowment for Aging.

Recent Awardees

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

2016 Virginia Buckles, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

2015 Karen Berry Elbert, MSW, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, St. Louis NORC and Sherrill Wayland, MSW, SAGE Metro St. Louis

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 with experience in geriatric services 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.

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

Recent Awardees

2018 Gregory S. Day, MD, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Neurology

2017 Ganesh Babulal, PhD, OTD, MSCI, MOT, OTR/L Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Neurology

2016 Scott Vouri, PharmD, MSCI, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

2015 Brendan Lucey, MD, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Neurology

For more information, contact: Friedman Center for Aging at The Institute for Public Health, CenterforAging@wustl.edu or 314.747.9192.

Former Awardees of the Friedman and Kopolow Awards