The Science Academy, Turkey member Marsel Mesulam is the 2019 winner of the Eczacıbaşı Medical Award.

On the 60th anniversary of the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Awards, the Eczacıbaşı Medical Award of Honor was presented to Prof. Dr. Marsel Mesulam, for his outstanding contributions to medical science and tremendous support of academicians and scientific events in Turkey. A graduate of Robert College and Harvard Medical School, Professor Mesulam is recognized worldwide as one of the leading authorities on behavioral neurology and the biology of dementia, with ground-breaking findings in both fields. Professor Mesulam discovered and defined the independent form of dementia known as primary progressive aphasia syndrome, commonly called “Mesulam disease” in his honor. Mesulam is pursuing his academic research at the Faculty of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago, where he is Director of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease and Chief of the Behavioral Neurology Unit in the Department of Neurology.

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