Navigation Links
Director of UT Southwestern center honored with first international neurology medal

DALLAS Sept. 28, 2009 Dr. Roger Rosenberg, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been awarded the first Medal for Scientific Achievement by the World Federation of Neurology.

The federation is made up of more than 100 neurology associations internationally. It established the award, and another for service to international neurology, in 2008. The prizes are the first ever given by the federation.

"I am honored that my colleagues in the World Federation of Neurology have recognized my efforts to develop the study of molecular genetics in neurological diseases, from Machado-Joseph disease to Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Rosenberg said. "I also want to acknowledge my colleagues at the Alzheimer's Disease Center for their clinical and research efforts, which have facilitated my own research."

The award will be presented at the federation's World Congress of Neurology in Bangkok on Oct. 26. Dr. Rosenberg, who has studied the genetic basis of neurological diseases for three decades, is also co-chair of the meeting's scientific program and provided input on molecular genetics for previous programs of the federation.

In 1975 he and his colleagues published the first in a series of papers on the clinical and genetic basis for an inherited disease that causes degeneration in a brain region essential for balance and coordination. He named the ailment Machado-Joseph disease after two affected families.

He and his colleagues showed that this disease is caused by repeats of a small DNA coding in a single gene. Detection of this mutation and genetic counseling has eliminated the disease in affected families.

Similar repeats have been found to occur in Huntington's disease and other disorders of coordination.

Currently, Dr. Rosenberg's research centers on a vaccine against Alzheimer's disease that uses DNA to create antibodies against beta-amyloid, a small protein that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. He recently received a patent for this approach.

Among his many publications is The Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, the leading textbook in the field, which is now in its fourth edition.

Dr. Rosenberg attended Tufts University and received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and medical degree with distinction from Northwestern University. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1973, served as chairman of neurology until 1991 and became director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center in 1988.

The center, one of 32 funded by the National Institutes of Health, contains five core groups that conduct clinical research, study the neuropathology of Alzheimer's, provide education and outreach to the community, support data management and provide administrative functions.

Dr. Rosenberg served as president of the American Academy of Neurology from 1991 to 1993. He is editor-in-chief of Archives of Neurology and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Contact: Aline McKenzie
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Related medicine news :

1. CONRAD executive director to give Guttmacher lecture at Reproductive Health 2009
2. George Fox University Hosts Oregon Center for Nursing Director Oct. 15
3. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces Resignation of Georges Ugeux from Board of Directors
4. R. Kerry Clark and Robert J. Palmisano Join Bausch & Lomb Board of Directors
5. HealthFitness President Gregg O. Lehman Named to DMAA Board of Directors
6. YourCity.MD's city health directory portals Put Local TV Broadcasters in a Position to Dominate Local Healthcare Revenues, from the Web!
7. Public Option Still Viable As House Set to Pass It -- Not Fading, Says Robert Weiner, Former House Aging Committee Director
8. Jemicy Head of School, Ben Shifrin, Named to Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association
9. IH Systems RIVA Top Pick for Directors of Pharmacy
10. New Nominee for WHO Regional Director for Europe
11. UPS Chief Named to U.S. Fund for UNICEFs Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Director of UT Southwestern center honored with first international neurology medal
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought there ... home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. provides ... so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, it ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors ... banners, or use ProSidebar as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television ... an interesting show that delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting ... benefit from open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The men and ... nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, shown commitment ... advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and professional efforts. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at Serenity Point ... come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they are most ... Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index cards, describing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ... acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KU), the ... company UCB S.A. (Euronext: UCB). ... KU from UCB for total consideration of approximately ... customary working capital adjustment, a deduction of certain ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing ... and Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation ... to their offering. --> ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Un nuevo enfoque combina la ... cáncer avanzado.   --> Un nuevo ... Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado.   --> ... la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado. ... --> Clinical Cancer Research . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: