Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD

The Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD recognizes innovation and continued progress among Chicago-area health professionals and others in the prevention, treatment and cure for COPD.

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

You are invited to submit nominations recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) research in Illinois to improve the quality of life for those living with COPD. This award will be presented at Respiratory Health Association's Summer Reception on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Read the full Call for Nominations for the 2017 award presentation.

2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates will 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/her career for one or more research contributions in the area of COPD.

  • The award is made to an individual researcher, living or working in metropolitan Chicago, who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life for people living with COPD.

  • This award may recognize a lifetime contributions 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.

Nominations will be accepted February 1, 2017 - March 29, 2017. Please download and complete and submit the Solovy Award Nomination Form below for consideration.

2017 Solovy Award Nomination Form

For more information, contact Jennifer Kustwin, MPH at