Dr. Trojanowski joins the ranks of other Penn Neuropathologists as the 2015 AANP Meritorious Award Recipient

Congratulations to IOA Diretor, John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, on receiving the 2015 American Association of Neuropathologist (AANP) Meritorious Award.

The AANP Meritorious Award “recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in neuropathology and provided service to the American Association of Neuropathologists.” It acknowledges Dr. Trojanowski as “an experimental neuropathologist who has provided immense contributions to the study of neurodegenerative diseases.”

Dr. Trojanowski’s collaborative tendencies, including collaborations with pathologists, neurologists, basic scientists, and governmental, industry, and private foundations, have enabled an even broader and deeper world-wide impact.

“Dr. Trojanowski – John – embodies a spirit of excellence and passion about neuropathology, at a time when our field is thirsty for those things.”

 Aside from Dr. Trojanowski, several other neuropathologists have received this AANP award. Showcasing the impact of Penn Neuropathology, since 1999, four Penn Neuropathologists were awarded, which is more than any other institution.

Penn Awarded Neuropathologists:

  • 1999 – Lucy B. Rorke
  • 2009 – Nicholas K. Gonatas
  • 2011 – William W. Schlaepfer
  • 2015 – John Q. Trojanowski

For a full list of past awardees, click here.


Penn Memory Center Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

The 10th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was internationally recognized on Monday, June 15th through events raising awareness about the public health significance of neglect and abuse of older persons. Jason Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 11.42.49 AMKarlawish, MD,
co-director of the Penn Memory Center
, attended the WEADD First Global Summit in Washington DC, where he was joined by other national and international leaders in elder abuse prevention. Dr. Karlawish presented on elder abuse as a public health challenge and the responsibility of public health professionals, in collaboration with banking and financial services organizations, to build a public health roadmap and infrastructure to protect the nation’s health and wealth.

Tigist Hailu, Coordinator for Diversity in Research and Education at the Penn Memory Center, attended an event titled “Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet” at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. The event was organized by the Penn Memory Center and the new CDC-funded Penn Healthy Brain Research Center in partnership with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Protective Services for Older Adults, and other members of the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force. Topics presented related to protection against financial exploitation of older persons. “The fair was a great opportunity for members of First Corinthian Baptist Church and the West Philadelphia community to learn and ask questions about how to make good financial decisions as they age,” said Hailu.

Published by: Sara M. Hachey, Research Coordinator at the Penn Memory Center 

Last month, the IOA’s Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat discussed a related topic focusing on Aging with Financial Security: Addressing the Challenges of Cognitive Aging. See the full recap blog here.