Dementia research: Agnes Flöel receives the 2012 Pette Prize of the DGN
One of the most successful and promising up-and-coming scientists and clinicians in German neurology, Prof. Dr. med. Agnes Flöel, Berlin, has been honored with the 2012 Pette Prize. She received this award on September 27, 2012 at the 85th Congress of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) for her “outstanding scientific activity in the research of diseases of the nervous system”. The presenter, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Erich Bernd Ringelstein, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology, Münster, praised the „brilliant scientific achievements” of Professor Flöel, “which also boost the international reputation of German neurology”.
The neurologist focuses on cognitive processes in dementia and has, for example, shown that brain stimulation in older patients and stroke patients improves their learning capacity. In the future, she plans to investigate and define more precisely the interaction between neurodegenerative diseases and vascular diseases of the brain.
The 10,000 Euro prize endowed by the German Society of Neurology in memory of Heinrich Pette (1887-1964) has been awarded annually since 1969.
The full press release of the DGN can be found here (in German only): http://www.dgn.org/pressemitteilungen/demenzforschung-heinrich-pette-preis-2012.html