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?’

 

Congratulations to all!

 

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