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Awards Presented at AAIC

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.


de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging

This award, presented by the ISTAART Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (NPIA), carries for the best papers published in any peer reviewed journal. Both awards include unrestricted prizes and will be presented during the 2014 Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC).

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AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards in Alzheimer's Disease Research

The AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize three individuals who have made significant fundamental contributions to Alzheimer’s research either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether in research, leadership or mentorship, demonstrate a lasting impact on the field and a lifetime commitment in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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:

The awards will be presented at AAIC 2014. Nominations were accepted through March 7, 2014. The nomination period has ended.

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Inge Grundke-Iqbal Lecture

The inaugural Inge Grundke-Iqbal Lecture for Alzheimer’s Research will be presented at AAIC 2014. Dr. 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. A world renowned neuroscientist and Alzheimer disease's researcher, she authored/co-authored over 250 scientific publications in prestigious international journals and books. She made several seminal findings in the biology of Alzheimer's disease and related conditions, including her discovery of the abnormal hyperphosphorylation of tau, which opened a whole new area of research in neurodegeneration, especially in relation to 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 the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference).

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Zaven Khachaturian Award

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.


Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer's Research

The Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer's Research honors the legacy of a unique and determined individual who was among the first to call for investment in Alzheimer's research — Mr. Jerome H. Stone, who took to the helm of the Alzheimer's cause in loving memory of his late wife Evelyn T. Stone. Mr. Stone is the primary founder of the Alzheimer's Association and is renowned for his vision, leadership and generosity in support of the fight against Alzheimer's, and research in particular.

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


Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium Best Oral and Poster Presentations

Using review scores as a guide, the AIC Chairs judge and select the best oral and poster presentation on site.


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Where the world reveals the latest dementia research • Copenhagen, Denmark • July 12-17, 2014