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Dr. Paul Greengard, Karolinska Institutet's Bicentennial Gold Medal Recipient
Date:9/23/2010

sculptor, Ursula von Rydingsvard, used his Nobel Prize honorarium to fund the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, an award for women scientists named in honor of Greengard's mother, Pearl Meister Greengard, who died giving birth to him. The award is to combat discrimination against women in science, since, as Greengard observed, "Women are not yet receiving awards and honors at a level commensurate with their achievements."

The Karolinska Institutet's Gold Medal will be presented to Greengard on September 23rd at the residence of the Swedish ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kent L. Karosen, President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation adds, "On behalf of the Fisher Center Foundation, I want to congratulate Dr. Greengard on this very prestigious award.  Dr. Greengard's contribution to Alzheimer's research has shaped the course of modern investigation into the causes and possible treatment of the disease, and his recent findings continue to open new avenues of study.  We are honored to have such a world prominent scientist directing the work of our research center."  

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer's research and education. We serve Alzheimer's patients and their families by seeking to understand the causes of, discover a cure for, and improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease.  Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard directs the Foundation's team of internationally renowned scientists.  Of the money raised by the Foundation, only 8 cents out of every dollar is used for overhead and administrative purposes.  For more information about the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, visit www.ALZinfo.org


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