William E. Klunk Receives 2017 Zaven Khachaturian Award from the Alzheimer’s Association

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William E. Klunk has been honored by the Alzheimer’s Association with the 2017 Zaven Khachaturian Award. Klunk is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Levidow-Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Disorders.

He is recognized for his many contributions to Alzheimer’s research, including his influential work on amyloid imaging in humans, which was cited in Discover Magazine’s “100 Top Science Stories of 2002.” His team's benchmark 2004 paper in amyloid imaging was awarded the “Best Neuroimaging Paper from 2002-2004” by the Alzheimer’s Association and was cited by Nature Medicine as No. 1 among “key papers in the field” of Alzheimer’s disease research from 2003 to 2006.