Boston University’s Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Ann McKee, professor of neurology and pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine and the director of the university’s  CTE Center, received the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Professor McKee was recognized for establishing the criteria for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease experienced by many athletes who have had repeated hits to the head.

The Alzheimer’s Association praised Professor McKee for “lasting contributions to help accelerate the progress towards finding the underlying causes, treatments, and preventions for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.” The Boston Globe has written that “football may never be the same” due to her research.

Professor McKee joined the faculty at Boston University in 1994. Earlier, she taught at Harvard Medical School. Dr. McKee is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She received her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve in Cleveland and completed residency training in neurology at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and fellowship training in neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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