The McKnight Brain Research Foundation congratulates internationally renowned neurologist Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., the deputy director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, for being honored with the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award presented during the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
The award recognizes significant contributions to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. Wisniewski, the former director of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, is considered “one of the grandfathers of modern Alzheimer’s research.’’
“I feel humbled and very grateful for this honor as well as awed by the list of previous recipients, many of whom were mentors, collaborators and friends, including Dr. Wisniewski himself,” DeKosky said in a video-recorded acceptance for the conference. “The studies any dementia researcher does aren’t possible without smart, motivated colleagues and research staff both in the laboratory and in the clinic … I accept this award for all of us.”