Successful applicants for the Shire Innovation Fund
for SpRs

Shire would like to congratulate the latest successful applicants to the Shire Innovation Fund 
for SpRs in Gastroenterology. The successful applicants are:

Project Fund, 2014

Mani Naghibi (Southampton General Hospital)
Received funding for his project on 'A truly 'virtual clinic' for Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients - Improving health through patient engagement.'

Nuala O'Shea (University College London)
Received funding for her project on 'An investigation to elucidate the molecular role of ADAMDEC1 in gut homeostasis and to determine a mechanistic link between grossly attenuated levels of ADAMDEC1 and Inflammatory Bowel Disease'.

ECCO 2014 Travel Bursary 

Laith Alrubaiy (Swansea University)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Towards patient-reported disease severity index in inflammatory bowel disease’.

Thean Soon Chew (University College London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract 'The role of optineurin in macrophage cytokine secretion and Crohn's disease.'

Vivek Chhaya (St George's Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstracts ‘ 'Increasing colectomy rates over time in Ulcerative colitis and the impact of thiopurines: A nationwide cohort study' and 'Adolescent and young adults are more likely to require total colectomy in Ulcerative colitis: UK population based cohort study’.

Nicholas Kennedy (Molecule Medicine Centre, Edinburgh)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract 'Epigenome-wide analysis in childhood-onset Crohn's Disease implicates MIR21 in pathogenesis and identifies multiple methylation-based diagnostic biomarkers.'

Christopher Lamb (Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract
'Ulcerative colitis: The αEβ7 integrin is associated with a high frequency of Th17, Th1 and Th17/Th1 CD4 lymphocytes'.

Shelley Nair (Sunderland Royal Hospital)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract 'Screening for opportunistic infection prior to initiating immunomodulator therapy in IBD patients - Practice in the North East of England.'

Polychronis Pavlidis (Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Splitting the normal daily dose of thioguanine may be efficacious treatment for IBD and avoid hepatic toxicity''.

Shuvra Ray (St Thomas’ Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract Preliminary Evidence For A Role Of The Renin Angiotensin System in Intestinal Fibrosis in Crohn's Disease Using Angiotensin Receptor Immunohistochemistry’.

Anthi Thangarajah (Imperial College, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract ‘MRI assessment of body composition in paediatric Crohn's disease; intra-abdominal adipose tissue association with disease severity.'

Rakesh Vora (St Mark’s Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Effect of enteral nutrition on dendritic cell phenotype in children with Crohn's disease’.
 

Previous successful applicants to the Shire Innovation Fund for SpRs in Gastroenterology are:

Project Fund 2013

Mayur Kumar (University College London Hospital)
Received funding for his project on ‘MagPET-BIL: A phase II study of the utility of combined PET/MRI scanning in the staging of biliary tract cancer’.

Sudheer Vinnamala (University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire)
Received funding for his project on ‘Characterisation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as early markers of colorectal cancer using an electronic ‘e’ nose.’

Stephen Ward (University of Birmingham)
Received funding for his project on ‘The evaluation of serum lysyl oxidase as a blood test for colorectal cancer’.

ECCO 2013 Travel Bursary 

Laith Alrubaiy (Port Talbot Hospital)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract The quality of care for inpatients with inflammatory bowel disease in the UK over a six year period.

Liz Arthurs (Bristol Royal Infirmary)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in adult patients with Crohn's disease on anti-TNF alpha therapy: report from a large UK teaching hospital’.

Robin Dart (Queen's Hospital Romford)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Magnetic resonance enterography demonstrates response to anti-TNF therapy in small bowel Crohn's disease.’

Ozan Demir (King's College Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract
Optimising the use of faecal calprotectin for early diagnosis of IBD in primary care.’

Lennard Lee (Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract Outcomes of patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis: azathioprine tolerant and azathioprine intolerant.’

Nuala O'Shea (Rayne Institute)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ADAMDEC1: A novel molecule linked to Crohn’s disease, is associated with an increased susceptibility to Citrobacter rodentium colitis in the knock out mouse.’

Kenji So (Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) induced nephrotoxicity in inflammatory bowel disease.’

Mark Ward (St Thomas' Hospital, London)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract Screening with holotranscobalamin is superior to serum B12 in identifying vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with Crohn's disease.’

Katherine White (Royal Lancaster Infirmary)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstractMagnetic Resonance Enterography for the assessment of Crohn’s disease: Changing imaging paradigms?’

Project Fund, Round 2 2012

Joanna Hurley (University Hospital Llandough, Penarth)
Received funding for her project on ‘Molecular genetic and endoscopic studies on duodenal disease in MAP and FAP.’

Christopher Lamb (Newcastle University)
Received funding for his project on ‘
Validation of a CXCR3 agonist as a novel treatment strategy in inflammatory bowel disease.’

Santoshkumar Salunke (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary)
Received funding for his project on ‘End-of-life care in patients with end stage liver disease.’
  

UEGW 2012 Travel Bursary

Ashwini Kumar Banerjee (Rotherham Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Faecal calprotectin – a reliable tool to pick up needles from haystack.’

Jessica Dyson (North Tyneside General Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstracts ‘Pregnant mothers with hepatitis B’ and ‘Young patients with PR bleeding.’

Faisal Fayyaz (Cheltenham General Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘"Practicalities, pragmatism and prucalopride" (Gloucestershire experience).’

Caroline Henson (Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstracts ‘Does investigating chronic gastrointestinal symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy identify treatable diagnoses?’ and ‘Structured gastroenterological evaluation and improved outcomes for patients with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy.’

Shanil Kadir (Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Does hypertension worsen iron overload in hemochromatosis?'

Matthew Kurien (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Does clinical acumen outperform scoring systems when selecting patients for gastrostomy feeding?'

Nina Lewis (Nottingham University Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Case notes from Nottingham: abdominal pain in patient with past history of colectomy.’

Dina Mansour (Darlington Memorial Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Audit of the management of peptic ulcer bleeding in 2 district general hospitals – have lessons been learnt since the UK-wide audit 2007?’

Noor Mohammed (St James University Hospital, Leeds)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Effect of distal transparent cap attachment on colonoscopy outcomes: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials'

Aravinth Murugananthan (Central Middlesex Hospital, London)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Ileal derived dendritic cells, unlike colonic derived dendritic cells, drive postoperative Crohn’s disease recurrence through a TH1/TH17 mediated response and are not modulated by probiotics.’

Simon Peake (St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Altered homing molecule expression on blood dendritic cells in different phenotypes of Crohn’s disease.’

Rajaratnam Rameshshanker (Watford General Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘The role of ERCP in the management of post-cholecystectomy bile leak.’

Emma Wesley (Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)
Awarded a
travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Cause of death in the Exeter inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) population.’

Project Fund, Round 1 2012

Paul Flanagan (University of Liverpool, Liverpool)
Received funding for his project on 'Macrophage function in Crohn’s disease, its association with genetic polymorphisms and its potential for improvement with vitamin D'.
 
Shameer Mehta (Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London)
Received funding for her project on 'Dissecting the Role of Toll-like Receptors, Th Cells and Micro-RNAs in the Pathogenesis of IBD'.
  
ECCO 2012 Travel Bursary 

Aravinth Murugananthan (Central Middlesex Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the two abstracts ‘Dysbiosis in mucosally adherent microbiota at surgery and in post- endoscopic recurrence at 6 and 12 months- a longitudinal prospective evaluation in Crohn's disease’ and ‘Clinical risk factors for Crohn's disease postoperative recurrence are reflected in alterations in mucosally adherent microbiota at surgical resection.

Christian Selinger (Salford Royal Hospital, Salford)
Awarded a travel bursary to present his abstract ‘Patients’ knowledge of pregnancy-related issues in women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and validation of a novel assessment tool (‘CCPKnow’).

Elizabeth Arthurs (Royal United Hospital, Bath)
Awarded a travel bursary to present her abstract ‘Colorectal Cancer Surveillance in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Retrospective Audit of Primary and Secondary Care.

James Kinchen (Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading)
Awarded a travel bursary to present his abstract ‘The presence of microscopic disease at the resection margins predicts post-surgical relapse in Crohn's disease.

Jonathan Landy (St Mark's Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present his two abstracts ‘Alterations in epithelial and dendritic cell tight junction expression in the ileo-anal pouch following ileostomy closure’ and 'Patients’ perspectives of faecal transplantation for pouchitis’.

Kiran Bundhoo (Lister Hospital, Stevenage)
Awarded a travel bursary to present the abstract ‘Study of outpatient infliximab therapy for Crohn’s disease following nice tag 187 in two UK district general hospitals’. 

Laith Alrubaiy (College of Medicine, Swansea) 
Awarded a travel bursary to present his two abstracts ‘Developing a short form Crohn's and Colitis Questionnaire (CCQ) for patients with inflammatory bowel disease’ and ‘The Biologics Register for inflammatory bowel disease in the UK: Setting the clinical dataset and the IT infrastructure’.

Lennard Lee (Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust, Carshalton) 
Awarded a travel bursary to present his abstract ‘Formation and effects of anti-infliximab antibodies: A meta-analysis’.

Nuala O'Shea (University College London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present her abstract ‘ADAMDEC1: A novel molecule in inflammation and bowel disease’.
 
Simon TC Peake (St Mark’s Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present his abstract ‘Shorter infliximab administration infusion times in Crohn's disease are safe and well tolerated''.

Sukhdev Chatu (St George’s Hospital, London)
Awarded a travel bursary to present his abstract ‘Diagnostic Medical Radiation Exposure in a Cohort of IBD Patients’.
 

Congratulations to all!

 

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