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Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases

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Sponsored by the AAN and the American Brain Foundation and funded through the philanthropy of the Potamkin family.

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Hear Ronald C. Petersen, PhD, MD, discuss the Potamkin Prize

This award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for Pick's, Alzheimer's, and related diseases.


Recipient is expected to present a 20-minute lecture during a scientific session at the 70th AAN Annual Meeting.

Recipient will receive:

  • Medallion and $100,000 prize
  • Complimentary registration for 70th Annual Meeting


Must be in any of the following biological disciplines: neurology, neuropathology, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, chemistry, pharmacology, immunology, physiology, or cell biology

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit one complete set of the following materials:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Letter citing scientific accomplishments in detail
  4. Two recommendation letters
  5. Up to six selected reprints


The 2018 scientific award application deadline is October 25, 2017.

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