Academic and researcher Lewis Kuller, an authority on the epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, has recently passed away. His work was fundamental in many fields and it opened the way in others such as genetic-environmental interactions, gender issues or ethnic differences. He was chief of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh for 30 years, before he retired in 2003.

Lewis Kuller frequently collaborated with Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona on studies related to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and risk factors. Dr. Mercè Boada considers “a pleasure and an honor the participation and company of him in multiple editions of the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference. It has been fortunate that he instructed and enlightened us with his knowledge. ”

The founders of Ace, Mercè Boada and Lluís Tárraga, as well as its current CEO, Miren Jone Gurrutxaga, today join the mourning of the academic world and Alzheimer's which have lost, with his death, a great personality and a privileged mind. “Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones and with our friends at the University of Pittsburgh,” says Dr. Boada.


2014 - Prof. Lewis Kuller at the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Biennial Conference, receiving the Joan Boada and Mercè Rovira Award

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