Dr. Robert Katzman, professor and chairman of neurosciences at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, has been named the first recipient of the Achievement Award on Aging.
Katzman, chosen from among 42 candidates, was cited for his “past, current and potential contributions to the health and well-being of the nation’s elderly,” and for his “continuing contributions to geriatric medicine.”
The award, which includes a $30,000 cash grant to the recipient and an additional $30,000 to UCSD, is part of a program on aging by Allied-Signal Inc. that awards millions of dollars each year to organizations and individuals seeking solutions to the problems associated with aging.
Katzman is a respected authority on age-related degenerative brain disorders and is especially known for his studies of Alzheimer’s disease. He is also the co-founder of the national Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Assn. and served as chairman of its medical and scientific advisory board from 1980 to 1985.