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Barrow Foundation UK

Barrow Foundation UK is a non-profit support foundation located in London, England, that raises funds for education and research in the neurosciences, including several programs at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

The outside of Barrow Neurological Institute during the daytime.The foundation came about through a generous bequest from Marjorie Newsome, a long-time friend and supporter of Barrow. Many years ago, Newsome was referred to John Green, MD, Arizona’s first neurosurgeon and Barrow’s first director. Newsome had epilepsy, and Dr. Green was able to help her significantly.

In the 1970s, Newsome moved to England, where she practiced psychotherapy. She and Dr. Green maintained their friendship through the years, and when Newsome died in England in 1996, she left her estate to further the neurosciences. Her bequest established Mercy Healthcare UK, later renamed Barrow Foundation UK.

The foundation is governed by a board of trustees composed of six individuals from the United Kingdom and three individuals from the United States. The trustees of the foundation established three academic chairs in support of research in the neurosciences at Barrow Neurological Institute. The Newsome Chair in Neuropsychology is held by Dr. George Prigatano, Chair of the Section of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Mark Preul, Director of Neurosurgery Research, holds the Newsome Chair in Neurosurgery Research. The Newsome Chair in Epileptology is held by Dr. David Treiman, Director of the Epilepsy Center.

The Marjorie Newsome Travelling Fellowship was established in 2003 to provide specialized training opportunities for the individual achieving the highest score in the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery. The award covers expenses associated with a three-week visit to Barrow Neurological Institute and three additional weeks at a training site chosen by the individual.

In addition, Barrow Foundation UK provides a grant to the Neuroscience Nurses Association. This provides senior nurses with training through an expert exchange and allows nurses several weeks of observation at Barrow Neurological Institute. It also involves a research thesis.

To learn more about Barrow Foundation UK, visit the official website.

 

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