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Monique Breteler receives American Alzheimer`s Association Award

16.07.2012
DZNE- Director of Population Health Sciences honored

The US-American Alzheimer`s Association honors Prof. Dr. Dr. Monique Breteler, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). She will be presented for her extraordinary contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research together with three other international leading scientists. The Award ceremony took place yesterday evening within the „Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2012)“ in Vancouver (Canada).

Monique Breteler received the „2012 Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award“ for her excellent research. Since 2008 the award has been presented to scientists, whose research has contributed to major scientific findings. The prize is presented annually by the Alzheimer Association at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2012).“

With her outstanding neuroepidemiological research within the “Rotterdam study”, Breteler identified a link between life-style factors, vascular and brain diseases. Notably, she was able to provide important results and cutting-edge research in the field of dementia causes and risk factors. The “Rotterdam study” is a leading international prospective population study involving 15.000 inhabitants of Rotterdam.

Professor Dr. Dr. Monique Breteler is the Director of Population Health Sciences at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). Monique Breteler studied medicine at the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and epidemiology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands). At the Erasmus University Rotterdam, she headed the neurological component of the “Rotterdam study” and initiated the “Rotterdam scan study”. At the DZNE, she will be heading the “Rheinland study”. The aim of this new prospective study is to identify causes and biomarker-profiles of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Moreover, the study will monitor differences in normal and pathological brain structure and function over the course of the subjects’ adult life.

In addition to her affiliation with DZNE, Breteler is a professor of population health sciences at the University of Bonn. Since 2002, she also holds an adjunct professorship at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Monique Breteler
Director of Population Health Sciences
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Holbeinstr. 13-15
53175 Bonn
+49 (0) 228/43302-281
monique.breteler@dzne.de
Dr. Dirk Förger
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Spokesperson
Holbeinstr. 13-15
53175 Bonn
+49 (0) 228/43302-260
dirk.foerger@dzne.de
Alzheimer’s Association
+1- 312-335-4078
media@alz.org

Sonja Jülich-Abbas | idw
Further information:
http://www.dzne.de

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