David Holtzman, M.D., member of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, will receive the 2015 Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award from his home institution, Washington University in St. Louis. The award goes to faculty members who “embody the ideals of individual and collaborative excellence” and “have made significant contributions to their fields,” according to Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.
Holtzman has been an important player in the Alzheimer’s field for over 20 years. His work has focused on the APOE gene, which increases risk for Alzheimer’s; correlations between Alzheimer’s and sleep problems; finding Abeta antibodies and identifying biomarkers of the disease.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has supported several of Holtzman’s projects, starting in 2008. As a member of our Research Consortium, he helps to develop and update our Roadmap, which points us towards the most effective and efficient route to slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.