Khalid Iqbal, PhD was one of the founders of the International Conference for Alzheimer’s Disease in 1988. A Lifetime Achievement Awards named in his honor is given to an outstanding scientist who has dedicated his/her career to helping millions around the world through research. The Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium member and funded researchers Virginia M.-Y. Lee. Dr. Lee is director of Penn’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research. Dr. Lee's research focus includes determining the genesis and roles of various normal and abnormal brain proteins (amyloid, tau, etc.) thought to be the keys to the cause and progression of numerous brain diseases, including Alzheimer's.