The 2011 Award Winners

In 2011 there were 10 Awards made totaling £60,500.

Michael Fox

Michael was a Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust Stanmore, UK went to the Medizinische Hochschule, Hanover, Germany. He advanced his skills in the practical application of novel spider silk nerve conduits in humans following already completed animal trials.

Jacqueline James

Jacqueline was a clinical academic Pathologist and Senior Lecturer/Consultant between Queens University Belfast and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Her award enabled her to go to Baylor College of Medicine Cancer Genetics Laboratories (CGL) within the Texas Medical Center, USA. She intended to gain experience in state of the art sequencing equipment and specifically to become experienced in the use of these sequencers in the analysis of formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues.

Dae Kim

As a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth went to the Severance Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Centre, Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. He planned to learn skills in endoscopic and robotic neck and thyroid surgery.

Antonia Kwan

Antonia was an Academic Clinical fellow at the London Specialty School of Paediatrics and went to the University of California San Francisco, USA. She intended to expand her knowledge of whole exome sequencing for the improved diagnosis and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) patients in the UK.

James Laban

James was a neurosurgical specialist registrar at the Atkinson Morley Hospital, St George’s Hospital, London. He went to the Montreal Neurosurgical Institute (MMI), Montreal, Canada. He went to learn surgical techniques for epilepsy including image guided selective amydalohippocampectomy, combining imaging techniques with surgery to determine the exact focus of seizures (developed at the MMI), and other subspecialist techniques of epilepsy surgery.

Anita Liem

Anita was in a locum Consultant Plastic Surgery post at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland. She went to the China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan and learnt new techniques in lymphedema surgery involving advanced forms of microsurgery.

Daniel Morgenstern

Daniel was a Clinical fellow in Paediatric Drug Development and TYA Oncology, Royal Marsden Hospital and Honary Clinical Lecturer, UCL Institute of Child Health. He went to the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada. The goals of his Fellowship were to undertake further research in neuroblastoma biology and to include the identification and evaluation of intracellular signaling pathways as potential therapeutic targets. He also wanted a thorough understanding of North American management protocols for neuroblastoma.

Danyal Nawabi

Danyal was a Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics North East London Training programme. He went on 12 month Fellowship Programme to the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA and to the Schultness Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland. He wished to learn techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the hip and knee and management of sports groin pain and sports related trauma.

Victoria Potter

Victoria was a Haematology Transplant Consultant at King’s College Hospital, London. She visited the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, USA. Her 3-month project was to learn more about Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and use of post-transplant immunotherapy.

Alex Spratt

Alex was a locum Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Clinic, Queen Mary’s Hospital, London and Clinical Fellow, Glaucoma Service, Moorfields Eye hospital London. He intended to develop skills in artificial drainage implants for glaucoma. His trip is currently postponed.