Bateman receives Potamkin Award for Alzheimer’s research (Links to an external site)

Randall J. Bateman, MD, the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases from the American Academy of Neurology for his work on Alzheimer's disease.

Randall J. Bateman, MD, the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases. He will receive the award May 6 at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Lee named Stupp Professor of Neurology (Links to an external site)

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, (center) has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology in recognition of his contributions to stroke research. Shown at his installation are (from left) John C. Morris, MD; David Holtzman, MD; Lee; David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor for medical affairs; and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

Stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He studies how the brain “rewires” itself after injury to find ways to enhance recovery.

Miller receives Essey award from neurological society (Links to an external site)

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, the Clayson Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2018 Sheila Essey Award from the American Academy of Neurology. The award includes $50,000 to support his work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Miller received the award April […]

Ances installed as inaugural Brennan Professor (Links to an external site)

Beau Ances, MD, PhD (left) and Dan Brennan II shake hands after Ances' installation as the Daniel J. Brennan, MD, Professor of Neurology. The professorship is funded by a bequest from Brennan's father.

Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural Daniel J. Brennan, MD, Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, he works to develop diagnostic tools and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. He was installed by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive […]

Miller named Clayson Professor of Neurology

Timothy M. Miller, MD, PhD, a leading researcher in the neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has been named the David Clayson Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The professorship was established in 2001 through a bequest from David Clayson, PhD, to support innovative research into treatments for ALS, the […]

Wong named Green Professor of Pediatric Neurology

Michael Wong, MD, PhD, has been named the Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Professor of Pediatric Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Wong sees patients with pediatric epilepsy at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and specializes in basic research into the origins of the illness. Pediatric epilepsy can be caused by genetic mutations and brain […]

Distinguished Faculty, Goldstein honors awarded (Links to an external site)

Lisa Moscoso, MD, PhD, associate dean for student affairs, shows her family the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education that she received Feb. 15 at the Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony on the Medical Campus. Shown are (from left) Moscoso's daughters Annalise and Lizzie Wagner; Moscoso; her son, John Harry Wagner; and her husband, Tom Wagner, PhD.

Several Washington University School of Medicine faculty members recently were honored with Distinguished Faculty Awards for their wide-ranging achievements, dedication and talent. The recipients were nominated by their peers to recognize achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching. They received the awards in a ceremony Feb. 15 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on […]

Researchers are studying families for clues to how Alzheimer’s develops

Lizeth Navarro at her home in La Habra, California, on Dec. 22, 2016. The 19-year-old chemical engineering major decided to attend college nearby partly just to keep an eye on her mother. She hasn’t decided whether to get tested for the mutation herself. Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes. Navarro, then 22, moved back to the U.S. with her two young children. Before long, Navarro […]