Our colleague, Dr. Nora Bunford, leader of a “Lendület” Developmental and Translational Neuroscience Research Group won this year’s L’Oréal – UNESCO scholarship!
L’Oréal, with support from UNESCO, has started it’s scholarship program “For women and science” with the aim to encourage and recognize women from all over the world, who contribute significantly to the advances of science. Nora is studying attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a very innovative way, not paralleled by any currently available pharmacological or psychological treatment. While studying young people diagnosed with ADHD, she had found that in many cases certain everyday functions, such as establishment of social relationships, for example in school, are impaired. These social impairment may lead to becoming outcasts, alcohol or drug abuse, or hazardous sexual behaviour. Studies showed that affected people find it harder to control their emotions, positive or negative. Dr. Bunford is expecting her results to be useful in the development of prevention and therapy programs and could offer solutions to the problems of affected youth and their families.
The scholarship has been awarded at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the 23rd of September.