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.
2022 Solovy Award Call for Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD! Please read our call for nominations for more information and the process on submitting a nomination.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 18 at 5:00 pm Central Time.
Award Notification: Friday, May 6
Award Date: The Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD will be announced on or about June 1, 2022 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.
2021 2020 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 Hannah Mestyanek, Sr. Program Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or at 312-628-0207.