This autumn the first three successful candidates in the EHDN Fellowship Exchange Programme will spend six weeks in their chosen host institutions improving their understanding of Huntington’s disease (HD) clinical practice and research—knowledge the network hopes they will take back to their own countries and disseminate to their colleagues and collaborators.
The three fellows, whose names were announced in February, are Miriam Batule Dominguez of the Arnaldo Milián Castro Hospital in Santa Clara, Cuba, who
will go to the University of Cambridge to work with the team of consultant neurologist Roger Barker; Jesús Pérez Pérez of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, who will join Sarah Tabrizi’s group at University College London; and Yury Seliverstov, who works in the neurogenetics department of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow, and who will join Michael Orth’s team at the University of Ulm
in Germany. All three are young neurologists specialising in movement disorders. Seliverstov is already involved in the network as a Russian language coordinator, and both he and Dominguez are working on research projects related to movement disorders. Pérez,
meanwhile, has been involved in setting up a multidis ciplinary HD clinic at his hospital. Each will receive€1500 plus travel expenses towards their stay