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January 11, 2017

Washington Receives MU Award for Geriatric, Palliative Care

Award recognizes MU faculty members for outstanding work and significant contributions to geriatric and palliative medicine

Karla Washington, PhD, MSW, assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 David B. Oliver Family and Community Medicine Faculty Award.

The award recognizes MU faculty members for outstanding work and significant contributions to geriatric and palliative medicine.

Karla Washington

Washington

The award was established through the generosity of the late David Oliver, PhD, a former family and community medicine faculty member and deputy director of the MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging; his wife, Debra Parker Oliver, PhD, MSW, professor of family and community medicine; and their children. Oliver died in March 2015.

Washington received her master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from MU. She has been a research faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine since 2013. In addition to her career as a social worker, Washington’s research has involved hospice and palliative care.

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