Society for Endocrinology Sponsored Seminar grant –
Scientific Afternoon to honour Steve Hillier’s retirement
We gratefully acknowledge The Society for Endocrinology which has awarded a Seminar Grant to honour Professor Steve Hillier’s Retirement on the 27th October.
Dr Fiona Denison has been awarded a grant of £1,712,124 from the Health Technology Assessment Panel for a multi-centre clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of Glycerin trinitrate to treat retained placenta (Got-it trial).
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Dr Fiona Denison has been awarded a grant from the Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation for £30,055 to explore the feasibility of supported telemetric monitoring of glycaemic control in pregnant women with diabetes.
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CRH scientists and European collaborators obtain 2.95m EUROS of EU funding for PhD studentships in Fertility Preservation
A European collaboration including CRH scientists led by Dr Rod Mitchell have been successful in obtaining funding for 10 PhD studentships to be shared between Centres in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and Sweden.
The funding provides a total of 2.95m EUROS to support this FP7 Initial Training Network entitled ‘GROWSPERM’. This funding will provide training in research related to Fertility Preservation in pre-pubertal patients at risk of infertility (e.g. childhood cancer patients) and will strengthen existing European collaboration in this area. The project will commence in May 2014.
Erin Greaves has been awarded a Practical Skills Grant from the Society of Endocrinology to undertake a collaborative project at the Research Centre for Reproductive Health, Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia, where Erin will be on sabbatical for two months at the beginning of 2015. Congratulations to Erin, a member of Professor Philippa Saunders team.
Dr. Bin-Zhi Qian has been awarded with a prestigious Cancer Research UK Career Development award for 6 years of 1.54 million pounds to establish his independent research group with a joint appointment at Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre & MRC University of Edinburgh Centre for Reproductive Health at University of Edinburgh. His long-term research goal is to understand the mechanism of cancer metastasis and develop effective therapeutic approaches by focusing on the interactions among metastatic tumour cells and associated host cell types. Congratulations to Bin-Zhi, a member of Professor Jeffrey Pollard’s team.
Bronze Athena SWAN award
The CRH, as part of the QMRI, has received a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition for its commitment to women’s career development.
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.
The Institute was granted the award in recognition of the additional efforts made, over and above standard University wide policies, to promote gender equality and address particular challenges for women within science.
The Institute received positive feedback on its commitment to training and development, strong appraisal and induction programme and local postdoctoral mentoring scheme.
The QMRI received a silver in the 2014 sustainability awards and the CRH a bronze in the sustainable laboratories category recognised departments for their work in creating safe, sustainable and secure laboratories.
“You’re all acting as inspiration for others to join us.” said Senior Vice Principal
Professor Mary Bownes to the award winners.
Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, paid special attention to laboratories as he discussed the University’s aspiration to “create a world-leading socially responsible university.”
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Congratulations to Dr Fiona Denison and Dr Sharon Cameron on their appointments to Readership and Honorary Readership respectively. Fiona will take up her new appointment of Readership on the 1st August 2014.