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John C. Morris, MD, FAAN

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John C. Morris, MD, FAAN, is a leading researcher in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Morris is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy; and director and principal investigator of the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine. 

Morris earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Akron General Medical Center and in neurology at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, both in Ohio, and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine. The focus of Morris' research and practice is Alzheimer's disease and other neurologic disorders associated with aging. He is a former member of the Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors and its Medical Scientific Advisory Council. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Neurology.

Morris has authored four books and more than 520 published articles (current h-index 118). He is a member of several professional societies and serves on numerous scientific and community advisory boards. He has received many honors and awards, including the MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease (2004); the Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Dementias (2005); Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Science of St. Louis (2013); the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award, Washington University (2010); the Washington University School of Medicine Second Century Award; and the 2013 Medical and Scientific Honoree from the Alzheimer's Association. He is ranked in the top one percent of investigators in the field of neuroscience and behavior by Essential Science Indicators database.

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