News and Events : 2017 : July

Dana Bis Wins PK Thomas Award for Best Paper on Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Dana Bis, a Human Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. student, has won the PK Thomas Award for Best Paper on Peripheral Nerve Disorders at the 2017 Peripheral Nerve Society Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. The PK Thomas Award was established as a memorial to PK Thomas, M.D., an internationally recognized authority on the structure, function, and diseases of peripheral nerves. He passed away in 2008 and will be forever known as a pioneer of the genetics of inherited neuropathies. The winner is awarded with a sum of € 500.

For the 2017 Peripheral Nerve Society Conference, Dana served as one of the chairs for oral poster presentations and presented the abstract: “Mutational Burden Analysis in Inherited Peripheral Neuropathies.”

The Department is proud of her accomplishments and congratulates her for this achievement.