Victoria S. Pelak, an associate professor of neurology and ophthalmology and director of the Residency Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recently received the Helen J. Ginsburg Visionary Award from AWARE, an all-volunteer auxiliary of the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter.
Pelak’s research investigates cortical visual processing, with a particular interest in the effects of aging and dementia on visual motion processing. She is exploring new methods to diagnose and track cortical visual dysfunction in early Alzheimer’s disease.
The Helen J. Ginsburg Visionary Award acknowledges an individual, family, or organization that shares AWARE’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. Award recipients are also reflective of the example Ginsburg has set with her creativity, tenacity and leadership, and ability to see possibilities, recognize gaps and respond to identified needs.