Nov 4, 2020, 4-5pm
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Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology
“CTE 2020: Where are we?”
Ann McKee is the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University, the Director of Neuropathology for VA Boston, and the Director of the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center. She has published >70% of the world’s cases of CTE, established the neuropathological criteria and grading scheme for the disease, and is the leading authority on CTE. Her research focuses on the relationship between repetitive traumatic brain injury (rTBI) and neurodegenerative disease, and she has testified before the US House Judiciary Committee about the link between impact sports and neurodegenerative disease. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, and the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to federal service. In 2017, Dr. McKee was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time in 2018.