The Friend of Friends award is given biennially to FRI affiliates. It honors outstanding work for causes making a positive impact on the society and that mirror FRI’s mission:

“Friends Research Institute promotes health and well-being through research, grants administration, education and treatment.”

FRI’s Executive Management Committee considers candidates’ quality of work, the energy and enthusiasm they convey to others about their work and their readiness to educate others about the importance of performing a job well.


2023 – Marla Oros, RN, MS, FAAN
2016 – Marc J. Fishman, M.D.
2014 – Arisa Kirk, M.D.
2012 – Terrence T. Fitzgerald, M.D.
2010 – Kevin E O’Grady, Ph.D.
2008 – Jerome H. Jaffe, M.D.
2006 – Diana H. Caldwell, Ph.D.
2002 – T. G. Patel, M.D.
2002 – Artie Shelton, M.D.
2000 – Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
2000 – Beverly Rosen
2000 – Betsy D. Simon, MS, CHES, CPS
1998 – Isador Schnaper
1996 – David N. Nurco, D.S.W.
1992 – Walter Ling, M.D.
1992 – William Rosen