2020 Citizen Scientist Awards National Cornerstone Honoree Dr. Collins Lewis was featured in the St. Louis Times for his participation in Alzheimer’s clinical trials.
NATIONAL CITIZEN SCIENTIST CORNERSTONE AWARD
The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) has recognized St. Louis psychiatrist Dr. Collins Lewis as the honoree of the National Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award®.
The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University (Knight ADRC), where Dr. Lewis has volunteered in three Alzheimer’s clinical trials and is a member of the African American Advisory Board, nominated him for the award to recognize his extraordinary work to bring more diversity to clinical trials and to end the stigma around Alzheimer’s disease.
“Many African Americans are reluctant to join studies because of the history of racism in medicine and medical research,” said Dr. Lewis. “I want people to understand that research today is not the way it used to be. In order to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s that work for everybody, scientists need a broad spectrum of people in clinical trials – not just African Americans, but Hispanic and Asian and indigenous people as well.”