Dr. Juan Fortea and Dr. Elena Cortés, Awarded by the Spanish Society of Neurology

Dr. Juan Fortea Ormaechea, head of the Neurobiology of Dementias Research Group at the Sant Pau Research Institute (IR Sant Pau) and director of the Memory Unit at the same hospital, has received the Scientific Award in the Alzheimer’s category granted by the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN). This prestigious recognition highlights Dr. Fortea’s contributions to the research on Alzheimer’s disease linked to Down syndrome.

Dr. Fortea has developed an outstanding career focusing his research on the relationship between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s. His studies have been fundamental in advancing the understanding of the mechanisms and progression of this neurodegenerative disease in a particularly vulnerable population. The award, proposed by the SEN’s Behavior and Dementia Study Group and its members, reflects the significant impact of Dr. Fortea’s work in the scientific community and his dedication to improving the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of people affected by Alzheimer’s.

Meanwhile, Dr. Elena Cortés Vicente, a researcher in the Neuromuscular Diseases group at IR Sant Pau, was also awarded the Scientific Award in the Neuromuscular Diseases category, in recognition of her outstanding work in the research and dissemination of Myasthenia Gravis. Both awards highlight the commitment and excellence of the awardees in their respective fields of neurology.

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