Rad Scientific Advisor, Prof Philip Scheltens appointed Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion

Posted on the 20th October 2020

Our sincere congratulations to Professor Philip Scheltens for his appointment as Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion. A well deserved honour.

Professor, neurologist and director of Alzheimer’s Centre Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, Philip Scheltens was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion on 13th October at a surprise ceremony. The Royal Award was presented by Simone Kukenheim, Alderman care, Youth(care), Vocational Education and Sport.

Philip Scheltens is an ambassador for Alzheimer’s. He has made an essential contribution and has helped to put this terrible disease on the political and social agenda in the Netherlands and over seas.

This honour follows other recognition for his commitment to research. In 2017 he was selected by international peers for the European Grand Prix for Research of the Foundation on Alzheimer’s Disease and, in 2012, was appointed Ambassador of the city of Amsterdam.

Over the past 20 years, Scheltens has been the driving force behind numerous fundraising initiatives with other parties, such as companies, individuals and foundations.

Race Against Dementia are proud to be one of the foundations to benefit from Prof Scheltens expertise and advice.  As one of RAD’s Scientific Advisors, Philip works closely with the RAD Executive Committee and Trustees to shape our programme of investment in dementia research, and particularly to develop our global team of early career research fellows.

Philip Schelten’s daily work consists of a combination of researcher and practitioner: he works not only as a fundamental scientist but also as a clinician, who daily records the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the lives of his patients. He is also a trainer and mentor. Under his direction, dozens of young, talented scientists have been promoted on neurological themes and have found their way into Dutch and international healthcare institutions, companies and agencies.

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