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IoN alumnus wins ESO Young Investigator Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr Vafa Alakbarzade has been awarded European Stoke Organisation Young Investigator Award 2017 for her project undertaken at UCL Institute of Neurology/National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH), under the supervision of Dr Arvind Chandratheva and Dr Rob Simister, Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Lead, UCLH HASU. Dr Simister is also a Faculty member of the MSc Stroke Medicine, UCL Institute of Neurology.

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Dr Ed Wild invited to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 18th

Dr Ed Wild of the UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre (UCL Institute of Neurology) has been invited by Pope Francis to attend the Vatican on Thursday 18th May as part of HDdennomore, an event highlighting the plight of Huntington’s disease (HD) sufferers around the world. Dr Wild received the invitation in recognition of his research, clinical care and public engagement into HD; as one of a few specially selected guests, he will also get the chance to meet the Pope in person.

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