Rosenberg's work earns two honors

Dr. Roger Rosenberg, director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center at UT Southwestern, has received two top awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Neurological Society.

The Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources and Education (A.W.A.R.E.) also honored Dr. Rosenberg with the Nancy R. McCune Award for Alzheimer's Research. A.W.A.R.E., a support organization for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, has given six such awards nationally to recipients at prominent Alzheimer's research centers.

"I've recently concluded more than 30 years as a teacher, clinician and neurological investigator in the state of Texas, so I was delighted to receive the award," said Dr. Rosenberg, holder of the Abe (Brunky), Morris and William Zale Distinguished Chair in Neurology.

"I was honored and felt privileged that my research had been recognized, and I am also proud of the efforts of my colleagues. I hope it will bring recognition to our Alzheimer's Disease Center and the achievements of other researchers who are working here at UT Southwestern in the future."

Dr. Rosenberg has been a member of the UT Southwestern faculty since 1973. His latest research interests include seeking ways to prevent amyloid proteins from causing devastating plaques that are characteristic in brains of Alzheimer's patients. Most recently these studies have centered on a gene vaccine that would stimulate the immune system to fight off the plaque-causing amyloid protein.