Dr. Sterling Johnson awarded Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship

Sterling Johnson, PhD, has been awarded a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, an appointment given to extraordinary members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty. The award provides five years of flexible funding and recognizes distinguished scholarship and standout teaching and service efforts.

Johnson is associate director and Biomarker Core leader in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, associate director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP).

About the Vilas professorships and awards: The awards are supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator, and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Funds from the Vilas Trust are made available to assist in research and scholarly activities. They are among the most prestigious awards granted by the university.