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Rainwater Charitable Foundation Announces Fourth-Annual Rainwater Prize Winners for Brain Research

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The Rainwater Charitable Foundation, one of the largest independent funders of neurodegenerative disease research, today announced this year’s recipients of the Rainwater Annual Prize for Outstanding Innovation in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and for Innovative Early Career Scientist. This year’s Outstanding Innovation Prize will be awarded to a team: Dr. C. Frank Bennett, Ionis; Dr. Don W. Cleveland, University of California San Diego (UCSD); and Dr. Timothy M. Miller, Washington University. Dr. Susanne Wegmann, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) will be awarded the Rainwater Prize for Innovative Early-Career Scientist. The prizes will be presented during the Eurotau 2023 Conference on April 27, 2023 in Lille, France.

The Rainwater Prize Program recognizes scientific progress toward new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases associated with the accumulation of tau protein in the brain and fosters scientific discovery by elevating awareness of the gaps in neurodegenerative research, bringing new researchers into the tauopathy field, and awarding scientific achievements that could lead to innovative, effective treatments.

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