Peter Oliver Behan

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Peter Oliver Behan MB ChB, MD, DSc, FACP, FRCP (Glas), FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Ire), FLS Professor Emeritus of Neurology & Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Scotland Theses: MD (Leeds 1979): 'In vitro studies of cellular immune mechanisms in humans and non-human primates with demyelinating diseases' DSc (NUI 1995): 'Immunological factors in the aetiology of diverse neurological disorders' Expertise: Immunology & neurology Awards & prizes: Harvard Medical School Milton Fund Award for study of Alzheimer's Disease, 1967 American Geriatric Society Award, 1967-68 for the study of Alzheimer’s disease American Geriatric Society Continuation Award, 1968-69, for study of Senile Dementia United States Public Health Service Special Research Fellowship, 1968-70, (held at Boston and Oxford Universities) First Prize Essay Award, 1969, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, for study of peripheral neuropathy Research Associateship Award (1971-73) for neuroimmunological research, the Veterans Administration Hospitals, Boston, Massachusetts, USA The Pattison Prize and Medal (1985). (American Institute for Child Development Research). Awarded for research contributions in neuroimmunology ORTON Society, (Dyslexia Association of America): Award for research in learning disorders and Geschwind lecturer (1985). Melvin Ramsay Medal 1990. Elected President and 1991 lecturer of the Ramsay Society (society devoted to study of effects of persistent viral infections on central nervous system function), 1991. First recipient of the Dutch International Award for the Study of Fatigue, (1995) awarded by the Science Board of the Dutch Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Fund. (Award consists of 10,000 Dutch guilders and a sculpture.)

Biography Updated on 28 September 2011

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