The Arthritis Foundation bestowed its highest nationwide honors to several deserving recipients during its national meeting on Nov. 18 in Beverly Hill, Calif. The honorees are as follows:
Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service
The Arthritis Foundation honored Pamela R. Massey with its highest nationwide volunteer award, the Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award recognizes a volunteer who has provided leadership and direction to the Arthritis Foundation, given their time and talent generously to help others, and challenged other foundation volunteers to be their best. Massey has served the Arthritis Foundation in various capacities for more than 35 years, including the national board of directors.
Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research
Dr. Alisa E. Koch of University of Michigan and Dr. Andrew D. Luster of Massachusetts General Hospital were named the 2011 winners of the Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research. The Howley Prize recognizes researchers whose contributions during the previous five years have represented a significant advancement in the understanding, treatment or prevention of arthritis.
The Floyd B. Odlum Making a Difference Award
Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity received the Floyd B. Odlum Making a Difference Award. The award recognizes major contributions and achievements that have advanced the mission of the Arthritis Foundation and honors an individual, organization, corporation or government agency that has helped to make a difference in the lives of people and families with arthritis.