The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) awarded Apostolos Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2017 Immigrant of Distinction Award for his significant contributions to healthcare. Dr. Georgopoulos was selected from numerous nominations by chapter members of prominent individuals in the healthcare field.

Dr. Georgopoulos was honored for his incredible contributions to both brain sciences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The AILA gives this award to professionals that exemplify the incalculable benefit that immigrants play in American healthcare, science, and moral character.

Dr. Georgopoulos is a professor of neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry in the department of neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also the director of the University's Center for Cognitive Sciences and one of the world's leading authorities on neural mechanisms underlying movement.