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Dr Susan Shenkin (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Geriatric Medicine, and Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) who has been named as clinical lead for Ageing for NHS Research Scotland.
Congratulations to Dr Tilo Kunath, who has won the Tom Isaacs Award 2019 for his outstanding work in Parkinson's research. Dr Kunath was chosen as this year's recipient for his empathy and enthusiastic engagement with the Parkinson's community, as well as for sharing his expert research knowledge.
Congratulations to Dr Tom MacGillivray, Prof Craig Ritchie, Prof Bal Dhillon and Dr Graciela Muniz Terrera, in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, for being among the first group of researchers to receive funding from the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation through its Diagnostics Accelerator.
Dr Will Whiteley (Stroke Research Group, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) has been awarded a prestigious Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship from the Chief Scientist Office to study the contribution of vascular risk factors to dementia.
Professor Brian Walker, Professor Jonathan Seckl and Dr. Scott Webster (all Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences) have developed a drug, Xanamem, that has just entered Phase II clinical trials and been administered to the first patient by Actinogen Medical in Australia.
According to research led by Dr Louise Marryat at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, two thirds of children in Scotland experience an adverse life event, such as domestic violence or parental drug misuse before the age of eight.
The 2017 Brain Prize has been jointly awarded to three British neuroscientists, one of whom is an Edinburgh Alumnus. They were awarded the prize for their work elucidating the dopamine reward system.
The University of Edinburgh is joining with five other institutions to form the UK Dementia Research Intitute (UK DRI), along with charity partners Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK.
Watch Edinburgh Imaging's new video to find out more about their scanners and imaging services at
Edinburgh Neuroscience researchers and students had a busy couple of weeks this month delivering a series of events and schools workshops for the Midlothian Science Festival 2017, reaching almost 400 school pupils and about 800 members of the public at drop-in activities and events.