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Funding successes: Q3 2022

Congratulations to Professor Alison McGregor on her recent funding success.

Well done to all Principal Investigators and teams in the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our quarterly round-up of funding successes.*

July 2022

Proposal Dept/Group Infoed PI Name Infoed Sponsor  Infoed Proposal Title Infoed Awarded Value (£)**
Cancer Claire Fletcher Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding Identifying Protein Interactors of DNA-Damaging MiR-346 in Prostate Cancer for Better Treatment £18,226.00
Cancer Paula Cunnea Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding Clinical impact of spatial heterogeneity on Homologous Recombination Deficiency (HRD) scores in high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) £50,737.00
Cancer Christina Fotopoulou Imperial Health Charity The Parasol Foundation Research Fellowship to support women with ovarian cancer £463,476.05
General Surgery Sarah Huf Pfizer Incorporated Applying Behavioural Insights to Improve Barcode medication administration rates £104,268.97
Musculoskeletal Alison McGregor British Medical Association The impact of airborne personal protective equipment (PPE) on physical and mental wellbeing £59,714.00
Surgery Emma Carrington Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding Development of a prototype Sensorimotor Mapping of Anorectal Tone and Function (SMART) device £29,005.00
Urology Taimur Shah The Urology Foundation Longitudinal analysis of patients undergoing prostate MRI £54,815.89

August 2022

Congratulations to Mr Mikael Sodergren on his recent funding success.

Proposal Dept/Group Infoed PI Name Infoed Sponsor  Infoed Proposal Title Infoed Awarded Value (£)**
General Surgery Gaby Judah NHS England Evaluating Behavioural Science Informed Messaging on Cervical Cancer Screening £13,954.90
General Surgery Ara Darzi Royal College Of Surgeons Of England Development of an implantable sensor for the measurement of rectal tumour hypoxia £70,811.00
General Surgery Ara Darzi NHS England Project 1 Evidence for National Policy in Patient Safety. Project 2 Examining the Global State of Patient Safety £100,000.00
Musculoskeletal Andrew Rice Ministry of Defence MOD studentship £25,810.00
Musculoskeletal Alex Liddle Orthopaedic Research UK Optimising outcomes after patellofemoral Joint replacement £110,000.00
Surgery Mikael Sodergren Curaleaf International Limited Therapeutic evaluation of terpenes and flavonoids in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma £410,844.00

 


September 2022

Congratulations to Dr Olivier Pardo on his recent funding success.

Proposal Dept/Group Infoed PI Name Infoed Sponsor  Infoed Proposal Title Infoed Awarded Value (£)**
Cancer Christina Fotopoulou Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust RMO CRF £241,063.00
Cancer Olivier Pardo The Clement Wheeler-Bennett Memorial Trust Inhibiting hnRNPA1 to promote an immune response against osteosarcoma £152,711.05
Cancer David Pinato GlaxoSmithKline STARKAP: Study of TS-042 in the treatmen of V-associated combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) refractory Kaposi Sarcoma £116,142.00
Cancer Iain McNeish Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Haematology trials manager £61,000.00
Cancer Nicola Valeri BenevolentAI Bio Limited Compound testing in colorectal cancer Patient-Derived Organoids (PDOs) £143,626.00
Centre for Health Policy Ara Darzi F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Clinical simulation in the regulation of software as a medical device (SaMD): an eDelphi study £148,290.03
General Surgery Ara Darzi The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation Wellbeing and Healthcare Research Lectureship £100,000.00
General Surgery Ara Darzi Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust AKISH – Fellowships in Clinical Artificial Intelligence Programme £25,679.53
OG George Hanna Guts UK Charity Volatile Organic Compounds for detection of High-Grade Dysplasia and early Adenocarcinoma of the Oesophagus in Barrett’s oesophagus £210,000.00
OG George Hanna Epilepsy Research UK Volatile non-Invasive Biomarkers of Epileptic Seizures (VIBES) study £99,562.00
Vascular Alun Davies Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust IPH CRF £494,705.28
Vascular Alun Davies Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust IPH CRF £247,352.64
** This is the total project value, including subprojects.

*Dude, where’s my grant? A disclaimer:

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from the College’s strategic reporting dashboards, relating to FoM. This means that, typically, we only include awards on this list which have been set up on the College’s grants management system, in accordance with the Joint Research Office’s policies and processes. As a result, there may be a delay in promoting some awards.

Dr Caroline Alexander awarded a Professor of Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

Congratulations to Surgery and Cancer’s and Healthcare Professional Academic Group (HPAG) Faculty member Dr. Caroline Alexander on being awarded a Professor of Practice. We had the opportunity to do a quick interview with her and find out how she was feeling about her promotion.

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Becoming a senior academic in S&C – Professor Eric Aboagye

Professor Hector Keun talks to Professor Eric Aboagye about his career journey and becoming a Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Molecular Imaging at Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer.

In this wide-ranging interview, Professor Aboagye discusses his own journey, initially moving from Ghana to Scotland to study pharmaceutical sciences and cancer research, and then spending time in America before coming to Imperial. Touching on issues around discrimination in academia, unconscious bias, and improving representation, he also offers important advice, based on his own experiences, for those moving from postdoc towards their first academic position.

Congratulations to Professor Sir Huw Thomas

Congratulations to Surgery and Cancer’s Professor Sir Huw Thomas who was made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours.

A Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics in the Department since 2007, Professor Thomas research aims to define the inherited predispositions to colorectal cancer and refine the management of familial risk.

Alongside his research, Professor Thomas was appointed in July 2014, as the Head of the Medical Household, the medical section of the Royal Household of the British monarch, and Physician to the Queen.

Funding successes: October 2020

Congratulations to Prof Tony Gordon on his recent funding success.

Well done to all Principal Investigators in the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our monthly round-up of funding successes.*

Proposal Dept/Group Infoed PI Name Infoed Sponsor Infoed Proposal Title Infoed Awarded Value (£)**
Anaesthetics Gordon, Professor Anthony National Institute for Health Research REMAP-CAP COVID extension 664,559
Global Health Darzi, Professor Lord Ara Mental Health Innovations Research Programme on Mental Health Innovations Dataset 60,002
** This is the total project value, including subprojects.

*Dude, where’s my grant? A disclaimer:

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from the College’s strategic reporting dashboards, relating to FoM. This means that, typically, we only include awards on this list which have been set up on the College’s grants management system, in accordance with the Joint Research Office’s policies and processes. As a result, there may be a delay in promoting some awards.