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Posted in Awards & Appointments on 10th Dec 2012

FENS Photography Winners Announced

A Scientific Photography contest with “Scientific Phenomena” and “The Lab Through Your Eyes” categories was launched by the FENS students’ committee for the first time at the 8th FENS Forum in July. The aim of the initiative was that young scientists should show science in a new way. The prizes were sponsored by Olympus, Mente y Cerebro magazine and ACNR. Congratulations to the winners of this first contest and thanks to all the scientists who sent their photographs.
Scientific Phenomena category: winner of the Jury Prize – “Fight and Surrender” by Carmen Agustín Pavón. Vox Pop Prize – “Happy Hippos” by Chris Henstridge.
The Lab Through Your Eyes category: Jury Prize – “In Search of the Big Fish” by Anna Sendelbeck (see cover picture of ACNR this issue). Vox Pop – “PhD Title Recipe” by Marco David Brockmann.

You can see all the photographs in an exhibition on the Jump the FENS 2012 Facebook page.

Nominations for UKABIF Awards 2012

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the innovative or inspirational work that they do in the field of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)? If you do, then nominate them now for one of two prestigious United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury (UKABIF) Awards.

The UKABIF Award for Innovation is open to individuals or organisations that make a difference in ABI; innovation by a lawyer/law firm, clinician, care provider, social care worker, educational or voluntary sector provider or registered charity. The Stephen McAleese Award for Inspiration is for an individual in the field of ABI.

To enter simply complete the form that can be found on the UKABIF website: The deadline for entries is the 19th October 2012.

Naomi Gilbert joins the TNA

Naomi Gilbert has joined the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK as their new CEO. Naomi trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital and went on to become a surgical ward sister at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and then a nurse teacher. Following two years monitoring clinical trials at a major pharmaceutical company, Naomi moved into the voluntary sector.

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New Appointments at Imperial College London

Dr Hena Ahmad joins the Neuro-Otology team in September. She is currently working at Charing Cross Hospital and will be looking at the use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in understanding the brain mechanisms underlying symptoms in patients with dizziness and eye movement problems.

Dr Ed Roberts has recently joined the Neuro-Otology team as a post-doctoral researcher looking at the cerebral cortical mechanisms involved in chronic dizziness using brain stimulation and magnetic resonance imaging techniques.


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