Dennis Dickson, MD, to Receive APDA's Fred Springer Award
Each year APDA selects an outstanding scientist and/or physician who has made a major contribution toward easing the burden and finding a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD) to receive the nationally prestigious recognition. Dr. Dickson, who has been with Mayo Clinic since 1997, focuses his research on neuropathologic studies specifically related to multi-disciplinary models that address the genetics of PD and dementia.
In addition to his research at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Dickson is a past president of the American Association of Neuropathologists, and recipient of the Metropolitan Life Award in 2001. He is also a member of APDA's Scientific Advisory Board.
Former recipients include
APDA is the country's largest grassroots organization providing information, support, educational materials and programs for PD patients and their families across the country through its network of 62 Information & Referral Centers and 56 chapters. Its scientific research contributions include contributing more than
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers and 46,000 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in
SOURCE American Parkinson Disease Association
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