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Faculty & Staff Honors

Columbia: Dean Linda Fried To Be Honored by NYAM and Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is partnering with the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation to present its 2019 Alma Dea Morani Award to Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Dean Linda P. Fried, for her pioneering work in the science of aging. A geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fried is an internationally known scientist, clinician, and leader in medicine and public health. The award is named for Dr. Alma Dea Morani, the first woman admitted to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and an advocate for humanism in medicine.

The author of over 500 scientific articles and chapters, Dr. Fried has led three major lines of scientific investigation including research that defined frailty in aging as a new medical syndrome. As dean, she led the transformation of the School’s MPH curriculum for the 21st Century which has become the accreditation standard.

Dr. Fried also co-designed and founded Experience Corps, a community-based public health intervention to prevent frailty and cognitive and functional decline in older adults. Embedded in a volunteer program for older adults, serving in public elementary schools to improve the academic outcomes of the children, the program, is now in 24 U.S. cities and led by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

She has received numerous honors and awards including the French INSERM International Prize for Medical Research.  An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and its Council, Dr. Fried is past president of the Association of American Physicians and an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a NYAM Fellow and former Trustee and a member of the Age-friendly NYC Commission.

Dr. Fried will be honored at a breakfast on October 18th at The New York Academy of Medicine.

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