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Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Presents U of U Neurologist with ALEXA Lifetime of Excellence in Alzheimer's Award

Edward Zamrini, M.D., Recognized for Advancing Treatments for Alzheimer's Through Clinical Trials 

(Salt Lake City, April 2, 2013) - The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has recognized University of Utah neurologist Edward Zamrini, M.D., with the organizations’ A Lifetime of Exceptional Achievement in Alzheimer's (ALEXA) Award.

Dr. Zamrini is a professor of Neurology and clinical trialist at the University of Utah’s Center of Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research Center (CACIR), and was honored for his continued contributions to clinical trials in the battle against Alzheimer's disease.

"Improving and advancing the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer's isn't possible without the implementation of clinical trials," says Stefan M. Pulst, MD, chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah. "Dr. Zamrini is clearly committed to clinical trials and has spent the majority of his career looking for new ways to fight this disease. This is a well-deserved recognition."

The ALEXA Award is an annual honor presented to individuals and organizations from Utah whose achievements have been outstanding in the area of Alzheimer's research and studies. The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association formally awarded Dr. Zamrini at its recent Annual Gala.

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

About University of Utah Health Care:

University of Utah Health Care is the Intermountain West’s only academic health care system, dedicated to leading-edge and compassionate medicine, groundbreaking research, and a commitment to train future health care providers in a caring and personal setting. Our health system serves the people of Utah and five surrounding states, with more than 1,100 physicians offering more than 135 medical specialties. University of Utah Health Care includes four hospitals – University of Utah Hospital; the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center; University Neuropsychiatric Institute; and Huntsman Cancer Hospital – 10 community clinics, and numerous specialty centers. We consistently place among the top hospital systems in the country in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey, and have ranked in the top 10 academic medical centers in quality of care for the past three years—including the No. 1 ranking in 2010 in the annual Quality and Accountability Study conducted by the University HealthSystem Consortium.  

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