Ilknur Telkes Receives Prestigious NANS Grant
TIMES would like to recognize Ilknur Telkes and her advisor, Dr. Nuri Ince, for receiving the Junior Scientist Award from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). This award is given annually and will give Telkes the opportunity to present her research at the NANS Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Her research, which has also been published in the Frontiers of Neuroscience journal, is centered around Parkinson’s disease and increasing the accuracy of target mapping and the efficacy of brain surgery as treatment. This research is very important as, if medicine as treatment has failed, doctors can use deep brain stimulation to block electrical signals from targeted areas of the brain, which will help stop a patient’s tremors. The problem is, doctors must first know where those regions are. Telkes’ research will give doctors a more accurate picture of where to place the electrodes in patients.
TIMES would like to congratulate Dr. Ince and Ilknur Telkes on this well deserved honor. The research that is being done will have far reaching effects on a great many people, and improve treatments for not just Parkinson’s disease, but many other movement disorders as well. You can read more about this amazing research here, and in the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal.