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Calling all young minds 2002 AstraZeneca CNS awards program launched

AstraZeneca announced today the 2002 launch of their prestigious Young Minds in CNS Awards Program and invite all Young Minds to make an application to this years program. The Awards recognise and support rising stars (aged 35 years or under) working within the field of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and offer significant rewards, including an unrestricted career development award of $20,000 (USD) and sponsorship to attend key international congresses.

Five Young Minds in CNS Awards will be made in the following categories:

- Bipolar Disorder/Mania
- Depression and Anxiety
- Migraine
- Schizophrenia
- Stroke (acute)

The Awards Program achieved great success in 2001, Applications to the 2001 Awards were of exceptional quality and I am very pleased to be able to support this career-enhancing initiative. commented Professor Hans-Christoph Diener, Essen University, Germany and a member of the Award Steering Committee. The Awards Program is a fantastic opportunity to assist todays leading young physicians in reaching the pinnacle of their careers and I would urge all suitable candidates to apply.

Those wishing to apply are required to submit a proposal demonstrating their academic promise and how winning an Award will assist them in the advancement of their career. The proposals can cover a wide range of activities including: innovative research, educational efforts, travel, and materials. The decision of each award winner is made by an independent steering committee of distinguished experts in their field.

Further information about the Awards, including an on-line submission form, can be accessed at http://www.astrazeneca.com/youngminds

AstraZeneca PLC is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of ethical (prescription) pharmaceuticals. It is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with leading posi
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Contact: Rebecca Moan
rebecca.moan@sh-international.com
44-207-471-1531
Shire Health International
26-Feb-2002


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