Website Edition: August/September 2012

2012 MDS Awards Announced

During the 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, June 17-21, 2012 in Dublin, the Society was proud to honor the following MDS award recipients:

President’s Distinguished Service Award

The President’s Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of long and distinguished service to The Movement Disorder Society (MDS).

2012 Recipients
Marcelo Merello
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hubert Fernandez
Cleveland, OH, USA

Previous recipients of the President’s Distinguished Service Award include Oscar Gershanik (2011), Anthony Lang (2010), Serge Przedborski (2009), Cynthia Comella (2008), C. Warren Olanow (2007), Eduardo Tolosa (2006), Stanley Fahn (2005), and Mark Hallett (2004).

Honorary Member Award

The Honorary Member Award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Movement Disorders or otherwise to The Movement Disorder Society.

2012 Recipients
Mark Hallett
Bethesda, MD, USA
Eduardo Tolosa
Barcelona, Spain

Previous recipients of the Honorary Member Award (formerly the Career Award) include John GL Morris (2011), Masaya Segawa (2011), Ann Graybiel (2010), Andrew Lees (2010), Yoshikuni Mizuno (2009), Ira Shoulson (2009), Alim Benabid (2008), Mahlon DeLong (2008), Eldad Melamed (2007), Ali H. Rajput (2007), Niall Quinn (2006), Patrick McGeer (2006), Peter Jenner (2005), Thomas Chase (2005), Roger C. Duvoisin (2004), Hiroshi Shibasaki (2004), Yves Agid (2004), Stanley Fahn (2002), Oleh Hornykiewicz (2002) and Gerald Stern (2002).

Junior Awards

Three Junior Award recipients were selected based on their significant contribution to research in the field of Movement Disorders.

2012 Recipients
Marios Politis
London, United Kingdom
Norbert Brüggemann
Lübeck, Germany
Karin Tuschl
London, United Kingdom

Previous recipients of the Junior Award include Alexander Schmidt (Clinical 2011), George Tofaris (Basic Science 2011), Roberto Cilia (Clinical 2010), Raphael Hourez (Basic Science 2010), Helen Ling (Clinical 2009), Carlos Juri (Basic Science 2009), Luke Massey (Clinical 2008), Binith Cheeran (Basic Science 2008), Christine Daniels (Clinical 2007), Myriam Khondiker (Basic Science 2007), Andre Troiano (Clinical 2006), Akiko Imamura (Basic Science 2006), Peter Novak (Clinical 2005), Nutan Sharma (Basic Science 2005), David Williams (Clinical 2004), Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre (Basic Science 2004), Sylvie Raoul (Clinical 2002) and Jan Raethjen (Basic Science 2002).

Travel Grants

MDS Travel Grants are offered annually in partial support of International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.

2012 Recipients

Hesham Abboud
Strongsville, OH, USA

Aderbal Aguiar
Florianopolis, Brazil

Rizwan Akhtar
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Albert Akpalu
Accra, Ghana

Amy Amara
Birmingham, AL, USA

Moumita Bagchi
Kolkata, India

Bettina Balint
Heidelberg, Germany

Diego A. Ballesteros
Monte Grande, Argentina

Nazanin Baradaran
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Amit Batra
New Delhi, India

Pedro Braga Neto
Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil

Norbert Brüggemann
Lübeck, Germany

Lena Burbulla
Tübingen, Germany

Meghan Campbell
St. Louis, MO, USA

Lama Chahine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Florence Chang
Rochester, MN, USA

Tyler Cheung
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sara Cipriani
Charlestown, MA, USA

Barbara Connolly
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mario Cornejo-Olivas
Lima, Peru

Toumany Coulibaly
Bamako, Mali

Julien Cremers
Liege, Belgium

Alexander Crizzle
Gainesville, FL, USA

Dany Cuello-Almarales
Holguin, Cuba

Kathrin Czarnecki
Washington, DC, USA

Xiaojuan Dan
Beijing, China

Andres Deik
New York, NY, USA

Francesca Di Biasio
Pozzilli, Italy

Flavia Dona
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Antoine Duquette
Brookline, MA, USA

Thomas Durcan
Montreal, QC, Canada

Jennifer Durphy
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

Sheila Eichenseer
Chicago, IL, USA

Alev Erogullari
Lübeck, Germany

Michelle Ferreira
Davie, FL, USA

Renzo Figari Jordan
Baltimore, MD, USA

Karen Freimann
Lübeck, Germany

Ines Goerendt
Hamburg, Germany

Lior Greenbaum
Ramat Gan, Israel

Stefan Groiss
Fukushima, Japan

Angela Hardwick
Gainesville, FL, USA

Anhar Hassan
Gainesville, FL, USA

Aaron Haug
Aurora, CO, USA

Amy Hellman
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Christopher Hess
Teaneck, NJ, USA

Daniel Huddleston
Atlanta, GA, USA

Philippe Huot
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tabish Hussain
Islamabad, Pakistan

Mazen Jabre
Byblos, Lebanon

Milena Jankovic
Belgrade, Serbia

Marcus Janssen
Maastricht, Netherlands

Han-Yeong Jeong
Seoul, Korea

Lorraine Kalia
Toronto, ON, Canada

Harikesh Kalonia
Haryana, India

Suk Yun Kang
Seoul, Korea

Eleanna Kara
London, United Kingdom

Chayut Kasemsuk
Bangkok, Thailand

Leo Kelly
Chicago, IL, USA

Annie Killoran
Rochester, NY, USA

Mi Jung Kim
Seoul, Korea

Young Eun Kim
Anyang-si, Korea

Hee Jin Kim
Seoul, Korea

Katsuo Kimura
Inuyama, Japan

Omesh Kulkarni
Boston, MA, USA

Kishore Kumar
Lübeck, Germany

Pardeep Kumar
New Delhi, India

Sheng-Han Kuo
New York, NY, USA

Jose Laffita-Mesa
Holguin, Cuba

Travis Larsh
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Temitope Lawal
Lagos, Nigeria

Will Lee
Melbourne, Australia

Johannes Levin
Munich, Germany

Thien Thien Lim
Tanjung Bunga, Malaysia

Corneliu Luca
Miami, FL, USA

Martina Mancini
Beaverton, OR, USA

Louise-Laure Mariani
Montrouge, France

Jacqueline Medrano-Montero
Holguin, Cuba

Tiago Mestre
Toronto, ON, Canada

Shahnaz Miri
Tehran, Iran

Kin Mok
London, United Kingdom

James Morley
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Mariana Moscovich
Gainesville, FL, USA

Karen Murphy
Sydney, Australia

Bogdan Neagu
Thornhill, ON, Canada

Zhen Ni
Toronto, ON, Canada

Odinachi Oguh
Chicago, IL, USA

Srivadee Oravivattanakul
Cleveland, OH, USA

Serene Paul
Blaxland, Australia

Jose Pedroso
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tasneem Peeraully
Singapore

Gregory Pelicao
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Zhongxing Peng Chen
Gainesville, FL, USA

Sitthi Petchrutchatachart
Nonthaburi, Thailand

David Peterson
La Jolla, CA, USA

Camila Piccinin
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Anna Pilipovich
Moscow, Russia

Luiza Piovesana
Campinas, Brazil

Ian Prescott
Toronto, ON, Canada

Cecilia Prudente
Atlanta, GA, USA

Mashiar Rahman
Jeonju, Korea

Lucia Ricciardi
Rome, Italy

Silvia Rios Romenets
Montreal, QC, Canada

Roberto Rodriguez-Labrada
Holguin, Cuba

Sergio A. Rodriguez-Quiroga
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Liana Rosenthal
Columbia, MD, USA

Ian Rossman
Cleveland, OH, USA

Ignacio Rubio-Agusti
London, United Kingdom

Anna Sadnicka
London, United Kingdom

Anna Sailer
London, United Kingdom

Rodolfo Savica
Rochester, MN, USA

Lucia Schottlaender
London, United Kingdom

Claudia Schulte
Tübingen, Germany

Manu Sharma
Tübingen, Germany

Leah Shiong Shu
Manila, Philippines

Christos Sidiropoulos
Farmington, MI, USA

Inder Singh
New Delhi, India

Meredith Spindler
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Carla Stefani
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Claire Stevens
Sydney, Australia

Ichiro Takumi
Kawasaki, Japan

Sanjeev Taneja
New York, NY, USA

Aanchal Taneja
Dallas, TX, USA

Juan Tartari
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sirinan Tazen
New York, NY, USA

Kristen Terpstra
London, ON, Canada

Avner Thaler
Tel Aviv, Israel

Mary Ann Thenganatt
New York, NY, USA

Sherri Thiele
Scarborogh, ON, Canada

Amanda Thompson
Gainesville, FL, USA

Iris Tien
Berkeley, CA, USA

Sule Tinaz
Bethesda, MD, USA

Aleksandra Tomic
Belgrade, Serbia

Theresa Towle
Chicago, IL, USA

Yevgen Trufanov
Lugansk, Ukraine

Karin Tuschl
London, United Kingdom

Chizoba Umeh
Ellicott City, MD, USA

Thiago Vale
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Celia Van Der Merwe
Cape Town, South Africa

Christina Vaughan
Chicago, IL, USA

Luis Velazquez-Perez
Holguin, Cuba

Tuhin Virmani
New York, NY, USA

Rinske Vlamings
Maastricht, Netherlands

Jeff Waugh
Medford, MA, USA

Anne Weissbach
Lübeck, Germany

Kang-Ping Xiong
Suzhou, China

Hui-Jun Yang
Seoul, Korea

Sooyeoun You
Seoul, Korea

JinYoung Youn
Seoul, Korea

Ji-Young Yun
Seoul, Korea

Heidemarie Zach
Vienna, Austria

Alessandra Zanon
Bolzano, Italy

 

The 2012 Travel Grant Program was partially supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC.