Congratulations to Dr. Hugh C. Hendrie for receiving the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research
"Dr. Hendrie is recognized for his many contributions in furthering understanding of dementia and its risk factors, particularly as they apply to diverse populations. He served as a principle investigator for the largest and longest National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded study of its kind – the Indianapolis-Ibadan Dementia Project. This study was one of the first to identify the link between cardiovascular risk factors and dementia as well as demonstrating differences in incidence rates and genetic risk factors between the populations. Dr. Hendrie was a member of an early initiative by NIA and the World Health Organization to encourage international studies in dementia. He continues to collaborate on international studies of dementia and clinical intervention trials for the treatment of dementia."