2017 Dean Medal Travel Bursary Awarded

MS Ireland are delighted to announce that we have awarded the 2017 Dean Medal Travel Bursary to Sravanthi Bandla of NUI Galway. 

Geoffrey Dean was an internationally regarded epidemiologist who in several seminal studies established the importance of environmental influences on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. His work continues to have relevance to this day. Active in research up to his death, Dr Dean published a total of 120 papers during his illustrious career. His last was published in 2008 at the age of eighty-nine. 

The Dean Medal award, established in 2010, is intended to enable new MS researchers to travel to centres of excellence to enhance their understanding and knowledge of MS. MS Ireland wishes to encourage the dynamic and innovative work so keenly exemplified by Dr Geoffrey Dean. 

Sravanthi Bandla has been awarded the Dean medal to travel to the University of Glasgow, to deepen her knowledge in relation to discovering the therapeutic activity of ER chaperones in the context of multiple sclerosis. We look forward to publishing further information about Dr Bandla’s work in upcoming issues of our research eZine, MS Research.

(Photo r-l Sravanthi Bandla receives the Dean Medal cheque from Aidan Larkin, National Services Development Manager, MS Ireland).