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neurology educator

Paavo Johannes Riekkinen, Finnish neurology educator. Grantee American Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 1984, University Padova, Italy, 1986, Sandoz Foundation Gerontological Research, 1988.


Riekkinen, Paavo Johannes was born on June 14, 1936 in Varpaisjärvi, Finland. Son of Väinö and Anni (Tuovinen) Riekkinen.


Bachelor of Medicine, University Turku, Finland, 1962. Doctor of Medicine, University Turku, Finland, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Turku, Finland, 1966.


Acting associate professor University Turku, 1971-1973, associate professor, 1971-1976. Professor neurology University Kuopio, Finland, since 1976, senior investigator Finnish Academy of Sciences Finland, since 1985. Professor neuroscience University Kuopio, A. I. Virtanen Institute, since 1995.

Leader Alzheimer Research Center, Finnish Academy of Sciences, Orion Corporation Farmos, University Kuopio, since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Referee for numerous science journals, about 500 science publications, 600 science abstracts. Patentee in field of age-related memory impairment.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Neurosci., Alzheimer Foundation Association, New York Academy of Sciences, American Academy Neurology, European Neurosci. Association, Royal Society Medicine, European Brain and Behavior Society.


Married Riitta Inkeri Immonen, December 20, 1959. Children: Pekka, Paavo Juho.

Väinö Riekkinen

Anni (Tuovinen) Riekkinen

Riitta Inkeri Immonen

Paavo Juho Riekkinen

Pekka Riekkinen