June 16, 2015
Henrietta Ehrenreich

Neurology, Psychiatry Joint Grand Rounds

Event Details: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., June 18, Schwitalla Hall

The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry will present a Combined Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 18, in Lecture Hall 3 of Schwitalla Hall.

John C. Morris, M.D., will present "Changing the Paradigm in Alzheimer Disease: From Treatment to Prevention."

Morris is a leading researcher in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. He is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, professor of pathology and immunology, professor of physical therapy, and professor of occupational therapy at Washington University. He also is the director and principal investigator of the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine.  

Morris earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Akron General Medical Center and in neurology at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, both in Ohio, and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine.

The focus of Morris' research and practice is Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders associated with aging. He is a former member of the Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors and its Medical Scientific Advisory Council. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Neurology. Morris is author or co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed journal articles, 50 chapters and reviews, and four books.

He has received many honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer's Association (2004); the 2004 MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research; the 2005 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Disease from the American Academy of Neurology; the 2006 Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence from the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation; and the 2008 Washington University Academic Women's Network Mentor Award. In 2010, he received the Carl and Gerti Cori Faculty Achievement Award from Washington University and, in 2013, the Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Sciences St. Louis; the Washington University School of Medicine 2013 Second Century Award; and the 2013 Medical and Scientific Honoree from the Alzheimer's Association. He is ranked in the top 1 percent of investigators in the field of Neuroscience and Behavior by Essential Science Indicators database.       

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