Carl Cotman, director of the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia at UC Irvine, will receive a lifetime achievement award for his research on Alzheimer’s disease Sunday, July 27, at the 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago. The award is given to outstanding scientists who have dedicated themselves to helping millions of people around the world through their research. Cotman, neurology and neurobiology and behavior professor, has authored or co-authored nine books and about 700 articles in the fields of neurobiology, memory and cognition, and the basic mechanisms causing brain dysfunction in aging and the development of Alzheimer’s.