Leeds Cares funds first Clinical Research Fellow in support of the Brain Research Appeal

We spoke to Helen Ford, Clinical Neurologist on the Adult Neurology Ward about what this new appointment means for staff and patients.

In December 2018, Leeds Cares funded a new Clinical Research Fellow in the Neurosciences Department at the LGI. We spoke to Helen Ford, Clinical Neurologist on the Adult Neurology Ward about what this new appointment means for staff and patients.

The Research Fellow will start later this year to research multiple sclerosis (MS). Helen told us, “we’re really excited to appoint our first Clinical Research Fellow through the Brain Research Appeal.” The aim of the Brain Research Appeal is to develop new research for neurological conditions in Leeds. This will help to improve the lives of people living with conditions like MS, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease through research and new clinical trials.

Helen has been overwhelmed by the support the appeal has received. “Over the years many people have raised money for Neurosciences, from taking part in Leeds Cares events, to an award-winning garden at the Harrogate flower show. One fundraiser even cycled across Canada!”

The Neurosciences department are grateful for the continued support provided by Leeds Cares. The Clinical Research Fellow will be a valuable addition to the MS research team working on some exciting new treatment trials for different types of MS.

 

For updates on the Brain Research Appeal visit: https://leeds-cares.org/causes/brainresearch/