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UCLH Consultant Neurologist Professor Jonathan Schott has received the 2023 Bill Thies Award for Distinguished Service to ISTAART (The Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment).
Professor Jonathan Schott, who is also Professor of Neurology at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, is a clinician scientist with particular interest in how clinical and cognitive data, imaging and fluid biomarkers, life course methods and genetics can be used and combined to improve diagnosis and identify pre-symptomatic dementia.
He leads Insight 46, a longitudinal biomarker study investigating brain health and dementia in the British 1946 birth cohort and has published more than 300 papers on dementia and aging.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology, chairs the Cognitive Advisory Group of the Association of British Neurologists, and is Chief Medical Officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s largest dementia research charity.
His eight-year tenure on the ISTAART executive council – including two years as chair – coincided with a major expansion in membership which now exceeds 10,000 from more than 100 countries, and of Professional Interest Areas which now number 29. He has been particularly involved in promoting early career researchers both within individual PIAs and at the executive level and has contributed to ISTAART events aiming to promote career development.
Bill Thies Award
The Bill Thies Award for Distinguished Service to ISTAART (the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment) recognizes an ISTAART member who has provided continued and outstanding service to the ISTAART community.
The award honors William (Bill) Thies, Ph.D., the former chief medical and scientific officer and then senior medical science advisor at the Alzheimer’s Association.
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