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Over £1m awarded to NHS Healthcare Science Research

28th May 2009

Ten healthcare scientists from across England have been awarded research fellowships worth over £1million.


The awards, announced by Chief Scientific Officer Professor Sue Hill, were the results of the first round of the new CSO Research Fellowship competition launched in September 2008 to support the development of research capacity in healthcare science in the NHS.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Health and managed by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

Successful projects include developing techniques to diagnose health conditions and improving patient care for cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

Professor Hill said: “Competition for this first round of CSO Research Fellowships was very keen. There were many high quality applications from healthcare scientists working across a wide range of disciplines, illustrating the wealth of opportunities within the NHS for translational research to improve patient care using healthcare scientists' valuable expertise.”

The successful applicants were: Lisa Ayers, Immunology Department, Churchill Hospital, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals; Bashir Mnene Matata, Cardiothoracic and Physiological Measurements Laboratory, Liverpool, Heart and Chest Hospital; Nigel Davies, Imaging and Medical Physics, University Hospitals Birmingham; Owen Driskell, Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospital of North Staffordshire; Rachel Marrington, Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham; Gareth Price, Developing Technologies, Radiotherapy Physics, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester; Tom Ford, Immunology Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Jonathan Reeves, Clinical Physics Department, Barts and The London; Arlene Frater, Transplant Immunology, St James University Hospital, Leeds; Philip Morgan, Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital.


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