Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD

The Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD recognizes innovation and continued progress in the prevention, treatment, and cure for COPD.

The award was established at Respiratory Health Association by Kathleen Hart Solovy in memory of her husband, Jerold S. Solovy, a distinguished Chicago trial lawyer and former chairman of Jenner & Block. Jerry lived for many years with COPD, and both he and Kathleen recognized the health burden to people who live with COPD.

2024 Solovy Award Call for Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2024 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD! Please read our call for nominations for more information and the process on submitting a nomination.

Click here for the 2024 Solovy Award call for nominations.

Click here to download the 2024 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD Nomination Form

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm Central Time.

Award Notification: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Award Date: The Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD will be announced on or about June 6, 2024 to Respiratory Health Association’s stakeholders and community.

Solovy Award Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are expected to have made significant research contributions impacting the field of COPD. The Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD will be awarded to an individual at any stage of his or her career for one or more research contributions in the area of COPD.

This award may recognize a lifetime contribution to basic, clinical/translational (including patient-oriented research) and social/behavioral studies.

The award may recognize either a body of research work accomplished over the career of the awardee or for specific research accomplishments during the year preceding the awardee’s nomination.

This award is not limited to scientific accomplishment or direct patient care.

Past Recipients

2023 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD- Dr. M. Brad Drummond

2022 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. Laura Feemster

2021 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. Nadia Hansel

2020 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. Mark Dransfield

2019 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. Ravi Kalhan

2018 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. MeiLan K. Han

2017 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. Jerry Krishnan

2016 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD – Dr. Malcolm M. DeCamp

 

For more information about the Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD, contact Rachael Morkunas, Senior Program Manager, via email at rmorkunas@resphealth.org or by phone at (312) 628-0233.