University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research Awards

The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine gratefully acknowledges the Kinman-Oldfield Family Foundation for support of two annual research awards, The Vada Kinman Oldfield Award for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and The Nancy and Ronald Reagan Scholarship Awards. These awards follow the directive of Colonel Barney Oldfield to support the initial efforts of junior faculty and students in investigating the cause, evaluation, and treatment of late-life cognitive disorders.

The Vada Kinman Oldfield Alzheimer's Research Fund was established by Barney at the University of Nebraska Foundation after Vada’s eleven-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease ended in February 1999.

To honor President Reagan’s memory, the Kinman Oldfield Family Foundation has established the Nancy and Ronald Reagan Alzheimer’s Scholarship Fund Award. Each year the award recognizes investigators pursuing promising, innovative work in Alzheimer’s research.

Award History