Grant winners

September 17, 2009

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

The third phase of the National Prevention Research Initiative.

Award winner: A. Anderson

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £1,167,436

Bewel: the impact of a body weight and physical-activity intervention on adults at risk of developing colorectal adenomas

Award winner: P. Aveyard

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £301,234

The RedPharm study: testing the feasibility of nicotine-assisted reduction to stop in pharmacies

Award winner: R. Begh

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £346,088

A pilot randomised controlled trial of retraining for attentional bias in cigarette smokers attempting smoking cessation

Award winner: S. Biddle

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £448,736

An intervention to decrease sedentary behaviour in young adults at risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Award winner: R. Jago

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £284,380

Development of an after-school programme to increase physical activity and dance skills in 11- to 12-year-old girls

Award winner: S. Capewell

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £487,184

Prevention IMPACT: developing and evaluating economic models for planning optimal cardiovascular prevention strategies

Award winner: J.L. Duda

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £316,840

An intervention fostering autonomous motivation, physical activity and cardiovascular fitness in rheumatoid arthritis

Award winner: F. Eves

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £236,934

Prompting increases in stair climbing at work to promote physical activity

Award winner: J. Cade

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £323,104

Smart phone: promoting weight loss and improved health using mobile-phone technology

Award winner: M. Hillsdon

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £345,260

Feasibility of a simple, low-cost GP-delivered intervention to promote physical activity

Award winner: F. Kee

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £888,136

Physical activity and the regeneration of Connswater (PARC study)

Award winner: S. Simpson

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £1,037,136

Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy

Award winner: M.C. Gulliford

Institution: King's College London

Value: £408,016

Role of primary care in translating effective lifestyle-modification strategies

Award winner: J. Wardle

Institution: University College London

Value: £904,008

Randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practice

Award winner: R. West

Institution: University College London

Value: £452,300

The development and evaluation of an internet-based smoking-cessation intervention (ISCI)

Award winner: L.A.R. Moore

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £2,145,023

Preventing substance misuse: randomised controlled trial of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Programme

IN DETAIL

THE ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH TRUST

Award winner: Cathy Tournier

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £30,000

Dr Tournier and her team aim to help pioneer new Alzheimer's treatments. She said: "We will be studying how nerve cells in the brain die during the disease. The causes of Alzheimer's are not well understood, and this is a major obstacle."

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