Our Project MinE expert in Spain, dr. Jesus Mora Pardina has been awarded with two special prizes. The first was the 2015 Humanitarian Award of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. The second prize was awarded this month, the Almendra de Oro, granted by a local newspaper of his native town of Barbastro in Aragón, Spain. Dr. Jesus Mora is Spain’s premier pioneer in the struggle for a world without ALS/MND.
Dr. Jesus Mora Pardina is a neurologist and director of the only multidisciplinary ALS/MND clinic in Spain, located in Madríd. He has worked tirelessly throughout his career to educate the people of Spain and abroad about ALS/MND and to find ways to improve the quality of life and care for people with this disease, both nationally and internationally. As a founding member of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations and a global advocate, Jesus Mora has fought for the rights and lives of people with ALS/MND all over the world. Although he is a clinician and researcher, his contributions extend beyond the world of science. He has brought Spain to the forefront of the international ALS/MND community and has promoted collaboration between organizations for people living with ALS/MND across Spain, Europe and the world.
Nominations for the 2016 Humanitarian award are now open at the website of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.