Awards Presented at AAIC 2012
AAIC provides the Alzheimer's Association with the opportunity to present awards to some of the best and brightest 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. The Association is proud to celebrate the individuals who have made significant contributions to further the vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.
We congratulate all the honorees and thank them for their tireless work on behalf of the millions worldwide affected by Alzheimer's. Their dedication and drive has helped to make made significant advances in the Alzheimer's research field, and it is our pleasure to recognize their efforts.
Henry Wisniewski, M.D., Ph.D., Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D., and Bengt Winblad, M.D., Ph.D., were the founders of AAIC in 1988. Lifetime Achievement Awards named in their honor are given to three outstanding scientists who have dedicated their careers to helping millions around the world through their research.
This distinguished award, named in honor of Dr. Zaven Khachaturian, was established to recognize an individual whose compelling vision, selfless dedication and extraordinary achievement has significantly advanced the field of Alzheimer's science.
Ronald C. Petersen, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research
Director, Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Inserm Unit U923, Cyceron PET Center
For the paper entitled: "Accelerated cortical atrophy in cognitively normal elderly with high β-amyloid deposition."
Dr. Mohammad Arfan Ikram
Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands
For the paper entitled: "Common variants at 12q14 and 12q24 are associated with hippocampal volume."
The following AIC attendees received recognition for their oral and poster presentations.
AIC 2012 Best Oral Presentation
Colin J. Mahoney
"The Neuroimaging Phenotype of Frontemporal Dementia With the C90RF72 Hexanuceletoide Repeat Expansion."
AIC 2012 Best Poster Presentation
"Elevated PiB Precedes Dementia in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease: PiB, FDG and Atrophy in the DIAN Cohort."