February 7, 1997

Queen's University, Belfast Charities. Dr D. Bell, Pounds 52,7 from British Heart Foundation (fellowship); Dr S. Doran, Pounds 20,516 from Airey Neave Trust (judicial responsibility); Professor P. Bowler, Pounds 99,736 from Wellcome Trust (bodies, minds and the new physics: physico-medical models of the Victorian body).

Dr D. Halton, Pounds 94,240 from Leverhulme Trust (structural and physiological characterisation of novel nematode neuropeptides); Professor B. Rima, Pounds 125,296 from Wellcome Trust (reverse genetic approaches to the study of measles virus neurovirulence and attenuation); Dr A. Gavin, Pounds 25,000 from Ulster Cancer Foundation (research)

Dr F. Kee, Pounds 25,751 from British Heart Foundation (application of clinical judgement analysis to decisions on prioritisation for cardiac surgery); Mr M. Killen and Dr Droogan, Pounds 23,397 from Multiple Sclerosis Society (investigation of the effects of intravenous methylprednisolone therapy on T Cell adhesion molecule expression and T Cell apoptosis in MS); Dr B. McDermott, Pounds 70,581 from Wellcome Trust (role of endothelin-1 in normal and experimental heart-failed cardiomyocytes); Dr G. Johnston, Pounds 20,000 from Chest, Heart and Stroke Association (research grant); Dr S. Cosby, Pounds ,990 from Multiple Sclerosis Society NI (virus induction of autoimmune disease in the central nervous system); Professor N. McHale, Pounds 91,632 from the British Heart Foundation (morphological and electrical basis of pacemaking in sheep lymphatic vessels); Professor E. Trimble, Pounds 21,000 from Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association (molecular and celular aspects of free radical involvement in macrovascular disease); Dr M. Ennis, Pounds 20,000 from NICHSA (the role of airway inflammation); Dr M. Cupples, Pounds 21,000 from NICHSA (value of personal health education for patients with angina in general practice - follow up study); Dr D. Savage, Pounds 33,203 from NI Kidney Research Fund (studentship); Professor I. Allen, Pounds 24,706 from Multiple Sclerosis Society (NI) (support for brain bank); Professor K. Brown, Pounds 80,765 from Leverhulme Trust (social structure of Ireland on the eve of the Great War).

Research contracts

Dr S. Mitchell, Pounds 25,500 from the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (shellfish monitoring programme); Dr W. Montgomery, Pounds 36,649 from the DoEnv for NI (Strangford Lough geographical information system); Dr F. Kee, Pounds 50,605 from Department of Health and Social Services (international collaborative study on oral and pharyngeal cancer).

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