Pearl Meister Greengard Prize Awarded to Dr. Brenda Milner

This year’s Pearl Meister Greengard Prize will be awarded today to McGill University Professor Dr. Brenda Milner for her work in cognitive neuroscience. According to The New York Academy of Sciences, Dr. Milner’s work has provided “landmark discoveries in human memory and elucidated the involvement of the brain’s temporal lobes in emotional responses, hearing, memory and speech.”

In Dr. Milner’s case, the prize represents recognition more than encouragement.

“She’s in her nineties, so you can imagine the battles she’s fought. She’s not received as many awards as she deserves.”

Dr. Greengard
Creator of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, which spotlights achievement in the field of biomedical research by an outstanding woman.

Read more about it at the Huffington Post’s article: The Man Who Loves Women Who Love Science.