GBHI Founding Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Miller was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the latest Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

Bruce Miller Receives Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Miller receives the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award on stage in Amsterdam on July 16. Photo credit: @AgustinMIbanez Twitter.

On July 16, the Alzheimer's Association presented GBHI Founding Director Bruce Miller with the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award, one of seven awards at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2023 recognizing researchers for their varied expertise, noteworthy achievements and innovative contributions to the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia science.

“We know so much more about Alzheimer’s and other dementia because of the important work of these seven outstanding researchers and their collaborators,” said Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., chief science officer, Alzheimer’s Association. “We thank them for their contributions to science, and acknowledge their positive impact toward ending Alzheimer’s disease for all people in all communities and all locations.”

Bruce Miller and GBHI members at Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

GBHI members gather around Bruce Miller (center) after he was awarded the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Amsterdam on July 16. Photo credit: @grinberg_t Twitter

The AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards are named in honor of Henry Wisniewski, M.D., Ph.D.; Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D.; and Bengt Winblad, M.D., Ph.D., co-founders of the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, now known as the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. These awards honor significant contributions to Alzheimer’s and dementia research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work.

Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, directs the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and is the founding director of the GBHI at UCSF. In addition, he helps lead the Tau Consortium and The Bluefield Foundation. Miller founded the Behavioral Neurology Fellowship at UCSF, oversees visits of more than 50 foreign scholars every year, and co-directs GBHI, including the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health a training program for global leaders in brain health to reduce the scale and impact of dementia around the world.

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world’s largest gathering of researchers from around the world focused on Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s research program, AAIC serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about dementia and fostering a vital, collegial research community. 

Read more about GBHI at AAIC 2023.