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For immediate release July 23, 2015
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NKI Researcher Recognized with Alzheimer's Association Science Award

July 23, 2015

Ralph A. Nixon, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Dementia Research at NKI and Professor of Psychiatry and Cell Biology at New York University Langone Medical Center, has been recognized by the Alzheimer´s Association with the Zaven Khachaturian Award for his achievement in advancing the field of Alzheimer´s disease science.

A press release from the Alzheimer´s Association notes that "Dr. Nixon´s pioneering research into the early brain changes associated with Alzheimer´s disease, including the abnormal breakdown of proteins, has helped scientists better understand the process by which Alzheimer´s develops and progresses. His research has helped identify new avenues for investigating potential Alzheimer´s disease therapies."


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Located on the grounds of Rockland Psychiatric Center, The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research is a facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health that is nationally and internationally renowned for its pioneering contributions to psychiatric research.

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