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UCI MIND faculty member, Dr. Claudia Kawas, awarded 2017 Potamkin Prize!

By March 22, 2017In the News

American Academy of Neurology
March 22, 2017

UCI MIND faculty member, Dr. Claudia Kawas, was announced as one of two recipients of the 2017 Potamkin Prize for her dementia research in The 90+ Study. Dr. Kawas has studied over 1,700 people over the age of 90, called the “oldest-old,” to understand more about brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease in the fastest-growing population segment throughout much of the world.  The $100,000 Potamkin Prize is an internationally-recognized achievement, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of Alzheimer’s research. The other recipient, Dr. Kristine Yaffe from UCSF, focuses on modifiable risk factors for dementia, such as sleep disturbances and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kawas and Dr. Yaffe will be honored at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston.  Press release >