Though the end of the year is fast approaching, there is lots happening here at Myelopathy.org. We have recently welcomed new members to our team – each of them just as passionate about the cause as we are!
Xiaoyu Yang completed medical school in China and his PhD research on cervical radiculopathy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. In 2019, he became aware of the Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) research team led by Dr Mark Kotter and Dr Benjamin Davies, after which he joined the team and started his research at the University of Cambridge. He works part-time as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at the university to manage a trial regarding the evaluation of surgical strategy on DCM patients. He has recently joined the Myelopathy.org family, working across teams to assist and implement projects and partnerships. He brings a strong commitment to the cause, and a desire to work with a charity that is beneficiary-led.
After studying physiology and neurobiology, Liz Roberts worked in scientific publishing and communication. While researching a documentary about myelopathy for Cambridge TV, she met the founders of Myelopathy.org and was shocked to uncover the vast knowledge gaps in this condition. Liz made it her mission to raise awareness and improve clinical outcomes. As Project Manager for RECODE-DCM, she will drive progress in the top ten research priorities for DCM.
Sue Flower has recently joined the team in a volunteer capacity managing the charity’s HR functions. Sue is a highly experienced HR professional having worked at HR Director level with a breadth of experience, working within Pharma, Technology, Blue-Chip, and SMEs. Having had a varied career, she is now enjoying some time to herself and wanted to take on some voluntary work. Sue expressed an interest in supporting Myelopathy.org as she appreciates the valuable research being undertaken in this area as her sister has degenerative Spinal Stenosis. A resident of Cambridge, she appreciates the wealth of talent in this community and looks forward to being able to support Myelopathy.org.
We are delighted to have Xiaoyu, Liz, and Sue on board with us, and are grateful for all that they bring to the team! If you would like to volunteer with us, all our available vacancies are advertised here.