Catherine Lubetzki receives the Charcot Award 2019

Event Published July 25 2019
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Professor Catherine Lubetzki, co-head of the team “Repair in multiple sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation “at ICM, receives the Charcot Award from the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF).


The MSIF, Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, has given its prestigious prize, the Charcot Award 2019, to Professor Catherine Lubetzki, professor of Neurology at the Sorbonne University, head of the department of neurological diseases in Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and co-head of the team “Repair in multiple sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation “at ICM.


Awarded every two years, this prize acknowledges lifetime achievement for outstanding research into the understanding and treatment of MS. Professor Lubetzki is also the first woman to receive this award. The work of her team focuses on the understanding of the mechanisms of myelination and remyelination in the central nervous system and on the development of therapeutic strategies to promote remyelination in patients with multiple sclerosis.


« It is such an honour to be chosen for the Charcot Award, which I take with humility and great appreciation. I believe that this Award recognises my combined focus on both clinical practice and basic science research in the field of repair in multiple sclerosis. I hope that this recognition will encourage junior clinician-scientists, whose double expertise is crucial to the development of innovative translational research. »


The award will be presented to Professor Lubetzki during the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) meeting in Stockholm (11-13 September 2019) where she will give the biennial Charcot Lecture.


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