Young Epilepsy Trustee wins prestigious neurology award
On Sunday, Professor Helen Cross OBE, The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy, was presented with the prestigious Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) during the 69th AAN Annual Meeting.
The AAN is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 32,000 members - and Helen received the award after giving a plenary talk to 6,000 people during the Presidential Plenary Session at the Boston Convention and Exhibits Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Professor Cross leads Young Epilepsy’s world leading international research programme and is Head of the Developmental Neurosciences Programme at UCL GOS - Institute of Child Health. An eminent consultant paediatric neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, she dedicates her time to educating the future bright minds of neurology and to championing successively better outcomes for young people with epilepsy across the world. She has been given this award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and overall contribution to the field of child neurology.
The award is named in honour of Dr Sidney Carter. Born in Boston, Dr Carter was a Columbia University neurologist and clinician who helped to found and define the field of paediatric neurology in the 1950s. He was 92 years of age when he passed away in January 2005.
Amy Muggeridge, Research Manager at Young Epilepsy said:
This is truly a deserved honour. The Sydney Carter Award is highly prestigious and we are thrilled that Professor Cross has received such recognition for her exceptional, and global, contribution to paediatric neurology.