Awards

The Alzheimer's Association is proud to celebrate the individuals who have made significant contributions to further the vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.

AAIC provides the Alzheimer's Association with the opportunity to present awards to some of the most prominent leaders in the field. These prestigious awards recognize the work of distinguished Alzheimer's researchers, as well as those who are just beginning their career in this vital field.

AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards in Alzheimer's Disease Research

The AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize a senior investigator whose contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership or mentorship, have shown a lasting impact on the field and whose body of work has demonstrated a lifetime commitment towards progress against Alzheimer's and dementia.

The awards are named in honor of Henry Wisniewski, M.D., Ph.D.; Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D.; and Bengt Winblad, M.D., Ph.D.—co-founders of the Alzheimer's Association scientific conference, now known as the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC). Since its inception and first iteration they each held key leadership roles in planning and conceptualizing the conference:

Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer’s Research

The Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer’s Research honors the legacy of Mr. Jerome Stone, a unique and determined individual who was among the first to call for investment in Alzheimer's research. Inspired by the loving memory of his late wife, Evelyn T. Stone, he took the helm of the Alzheimer’s cause as the primary founder of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mr. Stone was renowned for his vision, leadership, and generosity in support of the fight against Alzheimer's, and research in particular. For many years, he served as the honorary chair of the Alzheimer’s Association National Board of Directors. Mr. Stone passed away on January 1, 2015 at the age of 101.

This award, given in his name, honors the world's top philanthropists for actively engaging in changing the course of Alzheimer's disease through their generous commitment to research.

Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research

The Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research is presented to the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer's research over the preceding two years. A short list was selected from all nominees by the AAIC Scientific Program Committee (SPC). The recipient was selected by the SPC Executive Committee.

About Dr. Inge Grundke-Iqbal

Inge Grundke-Iqbal served as Professor and Head of Neuroimmunology at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities from 1977 until her passing in September 2012. She was a world renowned neuroscientist and Alzheimer disease researcher. She was author/co-author of over 250 scientific publications in prestigious American and international journals and books. Dr. Grundke-Iqbal made several seminal discoveries in the biology of Alzheimer's disease and related conditions. Her discovery of the abnormal hyperphosphorylation of tau opened a whole new area of research in neurodegeneration, especially Alzheimer's disease and related tauopathies. Her research contributions won her several U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health and non-federal research grants and honors. Dr. Grundke-Iqbal served as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (now known as the Alzheimer's Association International Conference).

de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging

The de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging recognizes a senior scientist and a new investigator (first authors) who are judged to have each published the best paper in any peer-reviewed journal related to the topic of in-vivo neuroimaging of a neurodegenerative process. Members of the ISTAART Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (NPIA) are the nominating body for the two awards.

Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC) Best Oral and Poster Presentations

Using review scores as a guide, the AIC Chairs judged and selected the best oral and poster presentations.

AAIC Student and Post-Doc Poster Competition

Competitions held in each conference program theme to determine the best posters by students and post-docs at AAIC. Judging took place onsite by the Scientific Program Committee.



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