MDE Care allied Doctor wins the so called “Nobel Prize” of Alzheimer

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Dr. Francisco Lopera, allied doctor of MDE Care in Medellin for Behavior Neurologist Patients, received this weekend the “Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick´s, Alzheimer´s, and Related Diseases” in Denver, Colorado from the American Brain Foundation on their annual “Commitment to Cures Awardees”.

The American Brain Foundation is committed to discovering the treatments and cures for brain diseases, disorders, and injuries that will shape the future of neurologist disorders. They are based in the idea that a single breakthrough in one area of research could enhance our grasp of numerous related conditions, paving the way for improved treatments, opportunities for early diagnosis, and ultimate cures.

The turn this year was for Dr Lopera, the first Latin American Doctor ever to be granted with this award. The Potamkin Prize committee honors Dr. Francisco Lopera for his outstanding contributions to understanding the causes, prevention, treatments, and cures for Alzheimer’s disease. His research over the last forty years has been dedicated to examining the genotypes and phenotypes of large Colombian families affected by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Lopera is also the founder and director of the Group of Neuroscience at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. With more than 270 publications and numerous accolades, including the Windblad Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association, his work has significantly advanced the field of Alzheimer’s research.

Luba Potamkin´s granddaughter delivers the Potamkin award to Dr. Francisco Lopera

Luba Potamkin´s granddaughter, who was the person in charge to deliver the award, referred not only about the scientific achievements of Dr. Lopera, but also about his humanity: “When I first heard about Dr. Francisco Lopera I also learned about how much the entire scientific community venerates his contributions to the field. He is loved universally and if you have the opportunity to speak with him this evening you will immediately recognize why. His warmth emanates compassion (…) I do not exaggerate when I say that Dr. Francisco Lopera has changed the world. But for me as a family member, and not a scientist it is the services that Dr. Lopera provides that go far beyond from anything I have ever seen. He visits every house, he knows every person´s name he shares bread with these families personally educating them in what is happing in real time…”

MDE Care feels honored to count on our staff with healthcare physicians as Dr Lopera that confirm that Medellín – Colombia, is really an excellent city to look at when you are searching for excellence in medical treatments and real human and warmth support. Congratulations Dr. Lopera and thanks for a lifetime work dedicated to research and self-giving!!

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