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2015 Clinical Translational Scientist Career Achievement Award


The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to announce the 2015 Clinical Translational Scientist Career Achievement Award Recipient. This award honors the career achievement of an investigator who embodies excellence in any area of the broad spectrum of translational research from basic and applied research to translation of existing knowledge to practice. The common theme of this award is the creation of a body of new knowledge characterized by innovation and relevance to health.


Dr. Carl Cotman
Dr. Carl Cotman is a distinguished scholar, internationally known for his pioneering work on successful brain aging and Alzheimer's disease. He began his illustrious career at UC Irvine in 1968, and since that time has published over 750 peer-reviewed articles + 11 books and book chapters. He has had multiple speaking engagements throughout the world, has mentored numerous graduate students and young scientists, and is a member of several professional associations and committees. Dr. Cotman has received multiple awards reflective of his tremendous contributions to the field including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Disease, and the Recipient of the UCI Medal (UCI's highest award) for dedication in research, teaching, and community service, among many others.

Historically, Dr. Cotman was the catalyst in establishing a partnership with USC, and in 1985 UC Irvine/USC, was awarded one of the first 5 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center grants supported by the National Institute on Aging. This year the Center grant celebrated its 30th year of funding. Other longtime grants initiated by Dr. Cotman are the Program Project grant in its 34th year and the Aging Training Grant in its 31st year. Nearly 20 years ago in 1995, Dr. Cotman became the founding Director of the Organized Research Unit named the "Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia" known today as the "Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders". The Institute was reviewed in 2010 and was successfully award a 15-year extension.

Dr. Cotman has had a profound effect on this campus, through his vision and initiatives, as well as the local community. His contributions to neuroscience are equally impactful, providing in depth knowledge of how our brains function, how they age, and how they change with Alzheimer's disease, as well as through the contributions of those that he has mentored over the years.


Join us in celebrating this honor to Dr. Cotman
Register now for the Awards Dinner to be held on May 12th space is limited

The 7th Annual ICTS Awards Dinner
"People Who Make a Difference in Human Health"

UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom
Cocktail Reception.....................5:00 - 6:00 PM
Awards Dinner...........................6:00 - 8:00 PM

To register click here