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CICRA Research Grants

Monday, 14 July 2014 14:30

The Crohn's in Childhood Research Association offers the following research opportunities.

Research Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology: Applications are invited from interested centres in the UK - closing date for receipt of applications Thursday 6th November 2014

PhD studentship: CICRA invites applications from research groups with a proven track record of high quality output in gut immunology and inflammation or IBD genetics. Closing date for receipt of applications - Thursday 6th November 2014

Project grant: CICRA invites high quality research applications for funding up to £100,000 relevant to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in childhood. Closing date for receipt of applications Thursday 6th November 2014

Bursary grants: CICRA also gives grants of up to £400 (up to a total amount of £5,000pa) to enable UK based young Doctors still in training/nurses/final year medical students and similar persons with an interest in the area of Crohn's and colitis (IBD) to support attendance at national, international scientific/educational congresses and if considered appropriate IBD related training courses.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the CICRA website: www.cicra.org

 

BSG Prize Winners 2014

Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:48

The BSG congratulates all winners of BSG 2014 poster presentations, oral communications and the Endoscopy Dragons' Den for their hard work. Poster winners receive a certificate and up to £50; oral communication winners receive a certificate and up to £250. Endoscopy Dragons' Den winners were awarded on an individual basis. The names of the winners and their respective categories are listed below. Abstracts are available by logging into the BSG website and using the Gut journal link to access http://gut.bmj.com/content/63/Suppl_1.toc

Oral Communication Winners

CategoryNumberName
Colon & Anorectum OC-043 Danny Cheung
Education & Training OC-050 Louise China
Endoscopy OC-014 Rehan Haidry
Gastroenterology Service OC-042 E MacRae
IBD OC-004 Graham Heap
Late-breaking science LB-003 Thean Chew
Liver OC-030 Palak Trivedi
NGM OC-066 James Ruffle
Nursing OC-057 Linda Ferris
Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum OC-016 D. Rachael Fels Elliott
Pancreas OC-074 Bharat Paranandi
SBN OC-022 TBC

Poster Winners

CategoryNumberName
Colon & Anorectum PWE-021 Tom Jackson
Education & Training PTU-012 Paul Flanagan
Endoscopy 1 PTU-057 Tim Bracey
Endoscopy 2 PWE-031 Hari Padmanabhan
Endoscopy 3 PTH-003 Bharat Paranandi
Gastroenterology Service PTH-051 Matthew Johnson
IBD 1 PTU-094 K Robinson
IBD 2 PWE-091 Paul Flanagan
Late-breaking science LB-004 Mark Exley
Liver 1 PTU-122 Niloufar Safinia
Liver 2 PWE-131 David Sherman
Liver 3 PTH-082 Guru Aithal
NGM PWE-173 Lucy Wasse
Oesophagus PTU-145 Danny Cheung
Pancreas (split) PTH-101 Paul Banim
Pancreas (split) PTH-104 Shridhar Dronamraju
SBN PTH-140 Hannah Simpson
Stomach & Duodenum PTU-168 Oliver Old

Endoscopy Dragons' Den

NameAmount awardedTitle
Robert Driver £1,000 Semi-structured interviews to assess patient perceptions and priorities before and after endoscopic insertion of a SEMS
Nikhil Vergis £500 Whether right or left-sided starting position in colonoscopy leads to quicker completion times and more comfortable procedures for patients (and for BCSP endoscopists and trainees)
Melissa Hale £1,500 A pilot prospective single blind controlled trial comparing magnetically steerable gastric capsule examination to conventional OGD in diagnosing upper GI pathology in patients with recurrent/refractory IDA
Imdadur Rahman £500 To determine the effect on mental workload of performing colonoscopy assessed through two validated tools (NASA-TLX and ScopeGuide)
Bharat Paranandi £1,500 To determine the impact of a smartphone enabled endotherapy application for endoscopic management of UGI bleeding on GI trainees' endoscopic competence and performance

 

 

PI Recognition

Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:29

Earlier this year, all NIHR local research networks were asked to nominate 3 investigators who had made a difference to the commercial portfolio under the following categories:

  • Consistently delivered to time and target
  • Delivered first commercial study
  • Delivered first global/ European patient
  • Top recruiter globally/Europe-wide
  • Worked above and beyond their call of duty to support commercial research
  • Overcame the challenges of a particularly difficult study
  • Excellent team leader and mentor

The BSG congratulates the following investigators, all of whom received signed certificates acknowledging their achievements:

Tariq Iqbal - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust - GI
Kosh Agarwal - Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Hep
Daniel Forton - St George's Hospital - Hep
Steve Ryder - Queen's Medical Centre - Hep
Raj Srirajaskanthan - University Hospitals Lewisham – Hep

NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme vacancies

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:04

The Director of Research and Development for the Department of Health is recruiting for two part-time positions (one and a half days per week):

  • Programme Director of the HS&DR Programme
  • Deputy Programme Director of the HS&DR Programme

The HS&DR Programme was established in 2012 merging the Health Services Research and Service Delivery & Organisation Programmes. It is a key component of the NIHR's mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research, producing rigorous evidence relevant to improving the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services.

The programme's key research users include health and social care decision-makers and professionals; patients and the public; and national agencies as well as the research producing community.

The closing date for applications is 4 July 2014.

Further details about the individual roles, and how to apply can be found online at: www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/our-people

More details about the programme can be found at: www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdrwww.nets.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr

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