UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Professor Michael Hanna elected to Academy of Medical Sciences Council

4 December 2019

We are delighted to announce that Professor Michael Hanna (Director, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) has been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences Council


The Academy is governed by a Council of 18 Fellows including six Honorary Officers whose role is to provide strategic advice to the Academy. New members are appointed at the AGM and Annual Fellows' meeting, and serve for three years.  Professor Hanna joins Professor Elizabeth Fisher on the Council.

This year's Annual Meeting held on 3rd December 2019 included the 2019 Jean Shanks Lecture, given jointly by Professor Gillian Bates FRS FMedSci and Professor Sarah Tabrizi FMedSci on `New therapies for Huntington's disease, is the endgame in sight?'

"I am delighted and honoured to have been elected to serve on the Academy council. The Academy has a crucial role in supporting and mentoring academic medicine trainees, in developing global health research programmes and in demonstrating the real value of medical science to government and society to ultimately benefit patients. I am looking forward very much to playing my role. I was also delighted and proud that after the AGM yesterday Sarah Tabrizi and Gill Bates from the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology gave a spectacular Jean Shanks lecture on their ground breaking bench to bedside translational research at Queen Square deploying antisense gene therapy to treat Huntington’s Disease" Professor Michael Hanna (Director, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology)
“I am delighted that Mike has been elected onto the Academy’s Council and have no doubt that he will make a major contribution to the Academy’s important work going forward. FBS and UCL’s contribution to the Academy is very impressive and something we should continue to grow. Sarah and Gill’s Jean Shanks lecture last night was a wonderful example of the level of contribution we can make” Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

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