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Dr. Lozano receives the Olivecrona medal 2012


Each year, the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, honors an international neurosurgeon for his or her contribution to brain and spinal cord surgery or research. Professor Herbert Olivecrona (1891-1980) was an internationally renowned neurosurgeon who is credited as being the father of modern neurosurgery in Sweden. He was professor of neurosurgery at the Karolinska Institute from 1935 to 1960.


Dr. Lozano is the Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, Canada, and holds both the RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. He has an active laboratory dedicated to the study of neurodegeneration and functional neurosurgery.


Dr. Lozano is best known for his work in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). His team has obtained direct recordings of single neurons to map out cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain. He and his colleagues have pioneered DBS in the treatment of a number of disorders including depression, Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.


The Olivecrona Award includes an invitation to the Laureate to deliver the Olivecrona Lecture at the Olivecrona Symposium held at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm on December 7, 2012, which is followed by a gala dinner. The Laureate receives the Olivecrona Medal and Diploma.


Read more on http://www.olivecrona.eu


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