Dr. Anthony Lang, a wonderful colleague who takes care of many patients with 22q, received the Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award on October 30th, 2018.
Dr. Lang is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra program in Parkinson’s Disease at the University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is considered the world leader in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and has published more than 700 articles in the area. He is a founding member of the Parkinson Study group, the largest worldwide network of PD clinicians focused on clinical trials for Parkinson’s treatments.
The Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes an exceptional researcher who has made significant advances in accelerating the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging through translational research, has demonstrated remarkable leadership, and has a record of impeccable citizenship in the research community. The 2018 prize of $40,000 was provided by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and was open to researchers based in Canada.
Congratulations, Dr. Lang!