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Mayo Clinic's Dr. Ronald C. Petersen Awarded Leon Thal Prize for Excellence in Dementia Research
Date:12/4/2007

a role model for public service and an ardent advocate for people with the disease," said Khachaturian.

About Dr. Ronald C. Petersen

In addition to his role at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Petersen also serves as the Vice Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association and has held roles on numerous advisory boards for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Institutes of Health including the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute on Aging.

Research awards for Dr. Petersen have included the 2004 MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease and the 2005 Potamkin Prize for Research in Picks, Alzheimer's and Related Disorders from the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Petersen also received the inaugural Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award in 2004 from the Alzheimer's Association. His current research focuses on the study of normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Petersen has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles on memory disorders, aging, and Alzheimer's disease and edited four books: Memory Disorders, Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment: Aging to Alzheimer's Disease and a recent book, Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer's Disease.

About Lou Ruvo Brain Institute

The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute (LRBI) is dedicated to bringing new thinking about thinking to the conquest of Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and other chronic brain disorders. The Institute's two main objectives are to develop technologies for the early detection of neurodegenerative processes in asymptomatic people and to develop interventions to slow or stop the neurodegenerative processes altogether. The LRBI is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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