Chen Receives Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center Poletsky Award

Headshot of Charles Chen.

Charles Chen, a graduate student in the Benzinger Lab, was named a co-recipient of the 2023 Poletsky Award from the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The Poletsky Award is intended to enhance the career development of a promising student or fellow working towards a career focusing on aging and dementia. The award comes with a prize of $2,000 that can be used to further the recipient’s education and career development goals.

The Poletsky Award is funded by the Richard and Mildred Poletsky Education Fund, which was established by the family of Richard Poletsky — a native of St. Louis and an alumnus of Washington University — in 1995. Poletsky and his family were dedicated to advancing the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and were active supporters of the Knight ADRC.

Chen received his prize at an awards ceremony held on April 11 at the Knight ADRC.