Essay Prize


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This award is for medical students submitting an essay about dystonia and is designed to encourage students to learn more about dystonia. The competition is run every 2 years. You can read the winning entries here.

2014/5 Essay Prize

Essay

 The winners

  Name Essay Title
1st Bansi Patani

The Pathophysiology of Dystonia: The Role of the Cerebellum

2nd Thomas Hart Geste antagoniste: the role of tricks in dystonia
3rd Rosie Heartshorne Camptocormia in Parkinson’s disease: an axial dystonia?
3rd Bobby Schadev Intersections: connectome based stimulation in the treatment of dystonia
3rd Julian Cumberworth ATP1A3 gene mutations, effects on the sodium-potassium pump and resulting dystonic conditions: a young field of study
3rd Sophie Hill Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of dystonias: a common origin?
3rd Alistair Wardrope Is there a place for psychogenesis in ‘psychogenic’ (functional) dystonia?

 The panel of judges

The panel was:

  • Dr Mark Edwards (Chair of Marking Panel)
  • Dr Tim Harrower
  • Dr Peter Moore
  • Dr Kathryn Peall

 

2012/3 Essay Prize

Essay

The winners

  Name Essay Title
1st Claudia Pisarek

Deep brain stimulation and dystonia: mechanisms of efficacy and advances in our understanding of dystonia pathogenesis

2nd Arun Arujun Bhaskaran Unmasking the true pathophysiology of dystonia
3rd Phillip Correia Copley Deep Brain stimulation in the Treatment of Dystonia – The Importance of Patient Selection
3rd Lilia Dimitrov Could the musical world hold the key to understanding dystonia?
3rd David Ferguson Dystonia: Where Now? Strategic utilisation of sport and the media to increase the awareness of dystonia in the United Kingdom
3rd Emily Heathfield Dystonia and Brain Iron Accumulation. An Overview of the Current Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation
3rd Jing Ouyang The Role of Neuronal Plasticity in Dystonia

 The panel of judges

The panel was:

  • Dr Mark Edwards (Chair of Marking Panel)
  • Dr Tim Harrower
  • Dr Hardev Pall
  • Dr Peter Moore
  • Dr Huw Morris
  • Professor Tom Warner

 

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