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Announcing the 2017 Medicines Travel Award Editorial  Announcing the 2017 Medicines Travel Award for  for PostDocs PostDocs  Gerhard Litscher Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Gerhard Litscher  Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering  and TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria; in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz,  [email protected]; Tel.: +43-316-385-13907; Fax: +43-316-385-13908 Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria; [email protected]; Tel.: +43‐316‐385‐13907; Fax: +43‐ Received: 18 January 2017; Accepted: 18 January 2017; Published: 24 January 2017 316‐385‐13908  Received: 16 January 2017 / Accepted: / Published:     

For the Medicines Travel Award 2017, we received in total 72 applications from all over the world,  For the Medicines Travel Award 2017, we received in total 72 applications from all over the world, most of which were of a very high quality. A decision has been reached by four experts from four  most of which were of a very high quality. A decision has been reached by four experts from four different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and America) and by the editor‐in‐chief of Medicines.  different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and America) and by the editor-in-chief of Medicines. As Editor‐in‐Chief of Medicines, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Medicines Travel  As Editor-in-Chief of Medicines, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Medicines Travel Award for 2017. The travel award was granted to Dr. Peggy M.P.C. Bosch, a postdoctoral research  Award for 2017. The travel award was granted to Dr. Peggy M.P.C. Bosch, a postdoctoral research associate atat Radboud Radboud  University,  Nijmegen,  The  Netherlands,  working  on  acupuncture  in  the  associate University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, working on acupuncture in the treatment treatment of schizophrenia, sleep and depression. The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend  of schizophrenia, sleep and depression. The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend any academic any academic conference during 2017.  conference during 2017.

  Dr. Peggy M.P.C. Bosch  Dr. Peggy M.P.C. Bosch

Dr.  Peggy  Bosch  holds  a  master’s  degree  in  Clinical  Psychology  from  Radboud  University,  Dr. Peggy Bosch holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a psychologist in a  Nijmegen, The Netherlands. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a psychologist forensic psychiatric department, in an addiction department, in an outpatient clinic, and in a trauma  in a forensic psychiatric department, in an addiction department, in an outpatient clinic, and in department,  all  at  LVR‐Klinik  Bedburg‐Hau  in  Germany.  She  worked  as  an  unpaid  PhD‐student,  a trauma department, all at LVR-Klinik Bedburg-Hau in Germany. She worked as an unpaid alongside  her  clinical  psychological  work,  on  a  project  on  acupuncture  in  the  treatment  of  PhD-student, alongside her clinical psychological work, on a project on acupuncture in the treatment schizophrenia, sleep and depression and received her PhD‐degree from Donders Institute for Brain,  of schizophrenia, sleep and depression and received her PhD-degree from Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition,  and  Behaviour,  Centre  for  Cognition,  Radboud  University  Nijmegen  in  2015.  She  is  Cognition, and Behaviour, Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen in 2015. She is currently currently continuing her research in this direction (as an unpaid postdoc) at both Radboud University  continuing her research in this direction (as an unpaid postdoc) at both Radboud University and at and at LVR‐Klinik Bedburg‐Hau. Dr. Bosch is a reviewer for several journals, was chair at several  LVR-Klinik Bedburg-Hau. Dr. Bosch is a reviewer for several journals, was chair at several conferences, conferences, and often functions as (keynote) speaker or lecturer. She cooperates with Kyung Hee  and often functions as (keynote) speaker or lecturer. She cooperates with Kyung Hee University, Seoul, University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, as well as with Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA and  Republic of Korea, as well as with Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA and has published in high has published in high impact factor journals, such as Science, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine,  impact factor journals, Science, The Lancet, in  Annals of Internal Medicine, etc. Her research focus etc.  Her  research  focus such still as lies  on  acupuncture  psychiatry,  although  she  has  also  co‐authored  publications  on  other  themes:  Parkinson’s  disease,  dementia,  or  methodology  of  acupuncture  Medicines 2017, 4, 4; doi:10.3390/medicines4010004

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still lies on acupuncture in psychiatry, although she has also co-authored publications on other themes: Parkinson’s disease, dementia, or methodology of acupuncture research. Recent work, together with colleagues from Kyung Hee University and Harvard University, focused on differences in the neural and psychophysical responses to acupuncture between males and females and also on the differences in responses to acupuncture between left and right sided acupuncture stimulations, using the functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging technique. However, since a lack of research funding has always been a problem for her acupuncture research during all those years, with the support of the Medicines Travel Award, she will now be able to present her work at a highly influential conference this year. Congratulations to Dr. Peggy Bosch on behalf of the jury and the Medicines editorial and publishing teams! Acknowledgments: We are grateful to MDPI for the generous support. Conflicts of Interest: The editor-in-chief and all members of the jury have not previously published together with Dr. Peggy Bosch in any scientific journal. There is no conflict of interest. © 2017 by the author; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (

Announcing the 2017 Medicines Travel Award for PostDocs.

For the Medicines Travel Award 2017, we received in total 72 applications from all over the world, most of which were of a very high quality.[...]...
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