Two members of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center have been included in a new listing of the most influential researchers in the world. David Bennett, MD, and Julie Schneider, MD, are among “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,” a roster compiled by Thompson Reuters, a global media and information company.
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is a multidisciplinary research and treatment center that studies a wide range of common chronic conditions of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Bennett is the center’s director and the Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences. Schneider is the center’s associate director a professor of neurology and neuropathology.
Drawing on its proprietary databases, Thompson Reuters analyzed the citations in published scientific journal articles to identify which researchers had the widest impact on their fellow scientists’ work. The analysis first identified the one percent of scholarly papers published between 2002 and 2012 that were cited most often in other journal articles, then ranked the authors by the total number of these highly cited papers.
“These individuals are influencing the future direction of their fields, and of the world,” the introduction to the listing declares. “These researchers are, undoubtedly, among the most influential scientific minds of our time.”