Racing towards 2025 – Finding a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Allan I. Levey, M.D.,Ph.D., Chair,Neurology, Emory
Racing towards 2025 – Finding a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Allan Levey is the Goizueta Foundation Endowed Chair for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Betty Gage Holland Chair, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Emory University.  He is also Executive Associate Dean for Research at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  Dr. Levey has secondary faculty appointments in the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory.
Dr. Levey received a BS from University of Michigan and an MD and PhD (Immunology) from the University of Chicago. He then trained in Neurology at Johns Hopkins, molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health, and then joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in the Departments of Neurology & Pathology.  Dr. Levey has been at Emory University since 1991, where he has held a number of positions, including Founding Director of the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Director of the Emory MD/PhD Training Program, and Director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. 
Dr. Levey is a neurologist and neuroscientist internationally recognized for his work in neurodegenerative disease. He has more than 300 research publications.  His work has contributed to understanding the brain systems and mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and in identifying molecular targets for new therapeutic strategies. He has received several awards including the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the Heikkila Research Scholar Award from the National Parkinson Foundation, the Health Advancement Research Award from Community Health Charities, the Team Hope Award for Medical Leadership from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.  Dr. Levey was also named an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Neuroscience and has consistently been listed among one of the Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Levey was recently appointed to the Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services.  He was also elected to the National Academy of Medicine’s 2017 class of leading health scientists and international members, a very significant achievement.
INVOCATION:  Emily Acker