- Population Screening for vCJD Using a Novel Blood Test
- Chief Medical Officer appoints Professor Rossor as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research
- New partnership between UCLP brain tumour scientists and Brain Tumour Research
- Professor Hardy awarded Dan David Prize for work on the amyloid gene encoding APP
- NIHR award £650,000 for research into rare neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases
- Lowering levels of toxic protein reverses abnormalities in cells from patients with Huntington's disease
- Major initiative in understanding synaptic basis of neuropsychiatric disease
- Visit to the Berlin School of Mind and Brain
- Institute of Neurology ranked as the world’s top institution for epilepsy research.
- Predicting age at onset in SCA1 : does size matter?
- UCL takes the lead with £8.5m funding for dementia research
- Secretary of State visits leading dementia research projects
- Riboflavin Treatment for Childhood onset Motor Neuron Disease
- Dreading pain can be worse than pain itself
- Different gene expression in male and female brains helps explain differences in brain disorders
- New £20m centre pioneers first-in-man trials for neurodegenerative diseases
- RNA build-up linked to dementia and motor neuron disease
- Researchers estimate one in 2,000 people in the UK carry variant CJD proteins
- Professor Alan Thompson discusses Atlas of MS on Lancet News
- Wellcome Trust Principal Fellowship award to explore neural coding with the tripartite synapse
- Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders wins Neurology first prize at the 2013 BMA Book Awards
- Scientists develop refined diagnostic tool for inherited dementias
- Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's Disease
- P-glycoprotein over-activity and drug resistance in temporal lobe epilepsy
- New Yale-UCL collaboration in brain aneurysm genetics
- ‘Risky’ stroke prevention procedure may be safe in some patients
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation awards grant for Exenatide research
- Institute Professor leads cross-disciplinary study on use of glucose in detecting cancer.
- Irreversible tissue loss seen within 40 days of spinal cord injury
- From Bedside to Bench in the Institute’s MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases
- Centralising acute stroke services has saved more than 400 lives since 2010
- Rapid Response Innovation Award from The Michael J. Fox Foundation
- Predicting Language Outcome and Recovery After Stroke (PLORAS) project launches new website
- BRC awards over £500k to neuroscience projects
- ABTA Winners
- Diabetes drug could help treat Parkinson's Disease
- Clinical trials are vital tools in stroke research
- New gene identified for Dominant Congenital Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
- Teaching Awards 2013
- 14th Annual Queen Square Symposium
- TRACK-HD study identifies early predictors of disease progression in Huntington’s disease
- The Great Brain Experiment: crowdsourcing data on how we think and act
- Psychogenic diseases linked to abnormal brain activity
- Human Brain Project wins major EU funding
- Gene mutation causes familial form of cranio-cervical dystonia
- Professor Ray Dolan awarded prestigious Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize
- Professor Dimitri Kullmann elected Editor of Brain
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- IoN News Archive (2010)
- IoN News Archive (2009)
- Professor Hardy awarded Thudichum Medal by Biochemical Society
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Teaching Awards 2013
10 May 2013
The Education Unit would like to highlight the following teaching awards
Clinical Teaching Awards
For the second year voting was held for the Djamshidian-Chinthapalli award for outstanding contribution to teaching (for bedside teaching for MSc/Diploma students) and the clear winner was Dr Damon Hoad with an honourable mention for Dr Iciar Aviles Olmos who came second. I would like to congratulate Dr Damon Hoad on the award of Best Bedside Teacher of the Year 2012/13.
The winner for Clinical Tutor of the year went to Dr Atbin Djamshidian-Tehrani (eligibility was based on clinical sessions, Master Classes, and Case Presentations). Dr Kenji Yamamoto came in second with Dr Mike O’Brien coming third. We would like to pass on our congratulations to Dr Djamshidian-Tehrani and to thank everyone who contributed to teaching this year.
Clinical Neuroscience Dr Tony Pullen Lecturer of the Year Award
For the first year the Education Unit asked all MSc Clinical Neuroscience students to vote for their lecturer of the year, in our attempt to recognise and reward our outstanding lecturers.
I am pleased to announce that Mr Ludvic Zrinzo has been awarded the Dr Tony Pullen Lecturer of the Year Award. Students cited Mr Zrinzo as an engaging and inspiring speaker with a lecture that was interactive, with just the correct amounts of history, anecdote, and case study.
Mr Zrinzo is the first recipient of the inaugural Dr Tony Pullen Lecturer of the Year Award (the award is so named in recognition for the dedication that Dr Pullen showed during his time at Queen Square and in particular for his tireless support of teaching and pastoral care for students enrolled on the MSc in Clinical Neuroscience).
Second place goes to Prof Geraint Rees and Dr Ed Wild with third place shared between Prof Niall Quinn and Dr Mark Edwards.
Honourable mentions are made to Prof Paul Bolam, Prof Eileen Joyce, Prof Mike Trimble, Dr Nikolaus Weiskopf, Dr Alex Leff, Dr Jenny Pocock, Prof Lizzy Fisher, Prof Nick Fox and Dr Diana Caine who all polled votes.
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