Dr. Fuente Mora wins travel fellowship award

Dr. Cristina Fuente Mora, post-doctorial fellow at the Center

Dr. Cristina Fuente Mora won a travel fellowship award from American Autonomic Society (AAS) to attend the annual International Autonomic Science Congress. Her award was in recognition of her work describing the relationship between blood supply the brain and symptoms of low blood pressure in patients with familial dysautonomia.

During her time at the Center, Dr. Fuente Mora has trained in using the transcranial Doppler method to measure blood flow in the major artery supplying the brain. Using the technique, she is able to examine how patients with chronic autonomic disorders are able to maintain blood supply to the brain in the face of low blood pressure. Her results will be presented at Congress in Stressa, Italy in September 2015.

The AAS Junior Travel Fellowships are awarded to young researchers from around the world to attend the international AAS meetings. Each year the AAS Scientific Committee selects the top abstracts submitted by a fellow or resident and provides funds for the trainee to attend the annual meeting and present their work. Past AAS travel fellowship recipients have gone on to receive NIH funding and start their own autonomic research programs.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Fuente Mora for this fantastic achievement. For more information about the AAS Travel Fellowship Awards, click here.