Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., receives Potamkin Prize
Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D. (NS ’07), Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida and the Mildred A. and Henry Uihlein II Professor of Medical Research, received the 2016 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases. This prize, one of the highest honors in neuroscience, is awarded annually by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation for advancing dementia research. She received the $100,000 award in April at the AAN’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Her research laboratory has made significant discoveries in the molecular genetics of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease-related syndromes.
Dr. Rademakers is the fifth researcher from Mayo Clinic to receive the Potamkin Prize. The others are:
- 1995, Steven Younkin, M.D., Ph.D. (PHAR ’95), Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic in Florida
- 2005, Ronald C. Petersen, M.D, Ph.D. (MED ’80, N ’84), Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
- 2008, Clifford Jack Jr., M.D. (R-NEU ’04), Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
- 2011, Dennis Dickson, M.D. (PATH ’97), Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Neuro-Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic in Florida