Professor Martin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award



A Professor of Pathology and adjunct Professor of Genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle was one of a group of recipients of the first set of "Lifetime Achievement Awards for Research on Alzheimer's Disease". The awards were presented on July 11, 2000 at the World Alzheimer Congress 2000 in Washington, DC. Other recipients were Robert Katzman, Founding Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of the University of California at San Diego, Leonard Berg, Founding Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University, Blas Frangione, New York University and Inge Grundke-Iqbal, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Professor Martin was the Founding Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Washington and has been a member of its faculty since 1957. He is a senior member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and President-elect of the American Federation for Aging Research. He and his Seattle colleagues have made many contributions to basic research on the pathobiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease, particularly in the areas of genetics and experimental pathology.