Student research success
July 02, 2012 at 11:45 AM
A number of BSMS undergraduate student have recently won awards for their research.
Year 4 student Joseph Norris won the prize for best presentation in the in the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology session at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) annual conference 2012 in Glasgow. He competed for this prize against trainees, senior registrars and consultants.
Joseph said: “It is a huge honour to win this prestigious national prize at the RCPCH 2012. It was a very nerve-wracking experience being the only medical student to deliver an oral presentation in the session and so when it was announced that I had won I was truly surprised. My presentation was based on a case report that I had written on my clinical elective in Malawi. I would like to deeply thank BSMS for supporting me through this experience by providing me with the maximum amount from the BSMS Elective Scholarship Award 2011.”
Joseph has also won the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) National Surgical Prize for best surgical poster at the NMSPC 2012. receive a British Neurology Asssociation Undergraduate Prize special commendation.
He also has had publication success having had a case report in a peer-reviewed journal Case Reports in Dermatology, Severe antiretroviral therapy-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis in a child and invited to give an oral presentation at the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons satellite meeting in Liverpool, by co-chair Mr Christopher Liu FRCOpt.
Year 5 student, Nicola Read has won the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Student prize for outstanding performance in paediatrics at BSMS, having been nominated by Chair in Paediatrics, Professor Somnath Mukhopadhyay.
She says: I felt very privileged to have been awarded the prize and have the opportunity to attend the RCPCH annual conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has certainly reinforced my desire to specialise in paediatrics. I learnt many interesting things, particularly some research that is yet to be published but is likely to have a significant impact. I hope that this will be my first of many attendances at the RCPCH conference and am very grateful to have had this opportunity.
Nicola also won an oral presentation prize at a conference in Finland on research based on her IRP research into the variations in UK management, and disease impact of, hereditary angiooedema. Her IRP supervisor was Dr Katy Fidler.
Year 4 student, Kishan Moosai won a poster award ay the Northern Surgical Skills Conference in May 2012. At this conference, he presented a poster on my IRP (Individual Research Project)- Developing a Multimedia Teaching Resource on Pelvic Anatomy.
Kishan said: “There were about 20 posters in all, and the top 4 were chosen to give a 5-minute presentation and a winner was then selected. I was selected to present and was fortunate enough to win. I could not have accomplished this without the help & guidance of my supervisor, Professor Darrell Evans and of course, the excellent teaching I have received from BSMS thus far.”
Intercalating student, Phillipa Bowes won a runners up prize in the Society for Endocrinology Undergraduate Essay Prize for her essay, A Torch of Inspiration: Triumphing over Type 1 Diabetes to live the Olympic Dream.
The essay focuses on how athletes with Type 1 Diabetes use their sporting regimes, for example training, diet and insulin injections, to manage their disease; as well as how diabetic management can be very different when compared to non-athletes. It is a very hot topic at present, particularly with the up and coming Olympics and especially as diabetes itself is on the rise.
Philippa said: "Overall, I owe my thanks to the many professionals at BSMS who have helped me along the way. In particular the Endocrine Department at BSUH, who made me realize my love for Diabetes and Endocrinology."
Phiilippa also won the Outstanding Student of the Year when intercalating in Molecular Medicine at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.