The prestigious award ceremony for the scientists and researchers for their contribution to science, technology and innovation within the framework of the Week of Science and Technology in Slovakia took place at the Incheba Expo Bratislava on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The employee of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJS, neurologist- assoc. prof. Matej Škorvánek, M.D., PhD was awarded in the category "Personality of science and technology up to 35 years" for his research in the non-motoric and prodromal manifestations of Parkinson's disease by the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic- Martina Lubyová.
"The work I do is something what I really enjoy and what is very fulfilling. Despite the skepticism that is often heard about the quality of science in Slovakia, I think we can do excellent science at top level, as evidenced by many of the awardees of this ceremony. However, in addition to personal enthusiasm, time and energy that a person is willing to spend in his work, an environment that enables good personal development is crucial, what is definitely something I had luck to receive under the supervision of Professor Gdovinová at the Department of Neurology FM and UNLP and it is something I have to be very grateful for. Clinicians can experience smaller or greater achievements related to successful treatment or making a correct diagnosis practically every day. This is not something we necessarily expect special awards or appreciation for, the feeling of meaningfulness of the work well-done is often quite sufficient. On the other hand, I’m very glad that our long-term work has been noticed and delivers some outcomes,“ said assoc. prof. Matej Škorvánek, M.D., PhD.