3MT Competition is Feb. 27!

January 15, 2020

Friedman Center for Aging “3MT Competition” Feb. 27 Names New Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award Winner

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging wants to recognize doctoral students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and aging society with the new Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award on Aging. This award, which was first announced at the 2019 Friedman Lecture and Awards, is named after WashU’s Chancellor Emeritus. The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and aging society. To be considered for the award, students must participate in a 3MT Competition.

In the 3MT Competition. taking place on February 27, PhD students describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. A panel of researchers from different disciplines select a “Judge’s Choice” winner, who receives a $1,000 cash award and a “People’s Choice” winner, who receives a $500 cash award. Both winners will then present their 3MT presentations and be recognized at the 20th Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards on April 8, 2020. The Judge’s Choice winner will receive a plaque and be honored with the first ever, Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award for outstanding research in the field of aging.

About the 3MT Competition

This competition to win the first-ever Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award on Aging, is open to WashU students in doctoral-level degree programs in any discipline with research focused on aging. Those wishing to compete must register and provide a brief summary of your thesis by January 30. Read more and register.

Other Awards

The Friedman Center for Aging is also accepting nominations through February 20, for The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults and The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology. Both award winners will be announced at the Friedman Lecture and Awards on April 8. Find out more about these awards.

Past award winners have found the awards beneficial to continuing their passion of working with older adults.

“There is an abundance of worthy candidates to nominate for the Friedman Awards. Through these nominations we can be assured that a spotlight will shine each year on several unsung heroes. In this field, we are a very close knit, supportive and fortunate community that works together for the benefit of all of us as we age.”

 

 

–Janis McGillick, MSW, LNHA,Community Engagement Director/Social Worker for Dolan Memory Care Homes and 2018 winner, Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award

The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.

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

The Mark S. Wrighton Award and 3MT competition is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.