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IoN alumnus wins ESO Young Investigator Award 2017

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Vafa Alakbarzade

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.

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

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Dr Ed Wild meeting Pope Francis

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.

Trial to investigate if statins could become multiple sclerosis treatment

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Jeremy Chataway

A UCL Institute of Neurology researcher is leading a phase 3 trial involving more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to investigate whether simvastatin could become a treatment for the condition

Three UCL SLMS researchers named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

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Three UCL SLMS researchers have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Four UCL scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society

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Professor Sarah (Sally) Price (UCL Chemistry), Professor Angus Silver (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology), Professor Jennifer Thomas CBE (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and Professor Neil Burgess (UCL Institute of Neurology) are among 50 distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and 10 as new Foreign Members announced by the Royal Society.

Queen Square Inaugural Lectures

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UCL Institute of Neurology is pleased to report on the success of the two sets of inaugural lectures it has hosted so far this year. These are the first in a series which will continue throughout 2017.

Professor Mary Reilly is the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists

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Professor Mary Reilly

We are delighted to announce that Professor Mary Reilly is now the first ABN President from 2017-2019. She was President elect from 2015-2017.

Professor Martin Rossor awarded ABN medal 2017

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Professor Nick Fox

We are pleased to announce that Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, Director of the Queen Square Dementia Biomedical Research Unit, Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, is the ABN Medallist 2017.

Ill-gotten gains are worth less in the brain

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The brain responds less to money gained from immoral actions than money earned decently, reveals a new UCL-led study.

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