Beau Ances MD, PhD, MSc
Dr. Ances graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania in 1989 with a B.A. in International Relations and Biology. He received a Thouron Fellowship and obtained a MSc. in Health Planning and Finance from the London School of Economics/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994. He returned to the United States and entered the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was awarded a NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship. He received a National Research Science Award in 1996 for his graduate thesis work. In 2000 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Neurosciences and a M.D. degree in 2001. During medical and graduate school he was awarded Eric C. Raps Memorial Prize for excellence in Clinical Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.
He completed an internship in Internal Medicine in 2002 at Pennsylvania Hospital and Neurology residency in 2005 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During his residency he was awarded the Penn Pearl Award for excellence in medical student education in 2004. He was chosen by the Neurology department faculty at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the prestigious Arthur Asbury Neurology Resident Award for Clinical Excellence in 2005.
From 2005-2008 he was a post-doctoral fellow in NeuroAIDS at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). For his cutting edge research in NeuroAIDS he was awarded the Universitywide AIDS Research Program of California Clinical Fellowship Award and American Federation for AIDS Research (amFAR) Fellowship. In 2007 he was the recipient of a K23 career development award from the NIH for his work using fMRI to assess HAND. He was also recognized the faculty and residents within the department of Neurosciences at UCSD with Junior Faculty Teaching Award for teaching excellence (2008). In 2008 he was recruited to Washington University in St. Louis and was awarded a Dana Foundation Brain Immuno-Imaging Scholar.
Currently, Dr. Ances is a Daniel J Brennan Professor in Neurology in the Department of Neurology. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Neurology. He has received multiple R01 Awards. He has appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, and Microbiology as well as a member of the Hope Center. Dr. Ances is an active member and leader in multicenter NeuroAIDS organizations such as the Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium (NARC), the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), and the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER). He also does extensive research in Alzheimer’s Disease and is a member of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and is the principal site leader for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).