At Mayo Clinic, the name Clifford Jack Jr., M.D., means cutting-edge imaging and Alzheimer’s research. This month, he was honored for his accomplishments in both areas by two different organizations.
He was selected as one of two 2012 recipients of the MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease. Since 1986, this Foundation has presented awards to scientists who demonstrate significant contributions to the understanding of Alzheimer’s. The program’s goal is to recognize the importance of basic research with an emphasis on providing scientists the opportunity to pursue ideas. He received the award on May 15 in New York.
Dr. Jack also recently accepted the 2012 Gold Medal Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) — in recognition of his major research contributions to the field of magnetic resonance. ISMRM President Debiao Li, Ph.D., presented the award to Dr. Jack at the organization’s annual meeting in Melbourne, Australia, on May 7.