Collins E. Lewis, MD, an associate professor emeritus of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2020 National Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award from the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation. He was honored in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to support Alzheimer’s research by participating in and promoting diversity in clinical trials.
Lewis has participated in three clinical trials at the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University. He also serves as a member of the Knight Center’s African American Advisory Board. In that role, he advises research teams on cultural sensitivity and helps develop outreach strategies to encourage active, long-term participation by African Americans in memory and aging studies.