Grant winners

December 16, 2010


Health Technology Assessment Programme

• Award winner: Ajit Lalvani

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £1,663,389

Interferon gamma tests for the rapid identification of active tuberculosis disease

• Award winner: Simon Griffin

• Institution: Medical Research Council

• Value: £496,830

ADDITION: Anglo-Danish-Dutch study of intensive treatment of people with newly diagnosed diabetes in primary care: effects on cardiovascular events at five years

• Award winner: Fiona Elizabeth Lecky

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £539,573

HITS-NS: head injury transportation straight to neurosurgery trial - a feasibility study

• Award winner: Janet Clarkson

• Institution: University of Dundee

• Value: £2,447,081

OHA-PI: oral hygiene advice and scale and polish/periodontal instrumentation trial: prevention in dental primary care

• Award winner: William J. Jeffcoate

• Institution: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

• Value: £1,358,852

Evaluation of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of heel ulcers in patients with and without diabetes

• Award winner: Julie Mytton

• Institution: University of the West of England

• Value: £400,360

FAST (first aid and safety training) parents programme for the prevention of recurrent unintentional home injuries in preschool children

• Award winner: Augusto Azuara-Blanco

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

• Value: £368,857

Comparative study of new imaging technologies for the diagnosis of glaucoma

• Award winner: Jonathan Michaels

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £222,675

Enhancements to angioplasty for peripheral arterial occlusive disease: systematic review, cost-effectiveness and expected value of information analysis

• Award winner: Vicky Joo-Lin Goh

• Institution: Mount Vernon Hospital

• Value: £964,851

Improving the prediction of metastatic disease in primary colorectal cancer: prospective multicentre evaluation of a prognostic model of conventional predictive variables and novel variables derived from perfusion computed tomography

• Award winner: Steven Thomas

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £151,460

Systematic review and modelling of the cost-effectiveness of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging compared to current existing testing pathways in cardiac disease

• Award winner: Fiona Jane Gilbert

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

• Value: £1,589,254

TOMMY trial: a comparison of tomosynthesis with digital mammography in the UK NHS breast screening programme

• Award winner: Janine Dretzke

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £107,353

Allergen immunotherapy in adults and children with severe hay fever: systematic review of effectiveness and economic modelling

• Award winner: Steve George

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £237,034

The clinical and cost effectiveness of ablative therapies in the management of liver metastases: systematic review and economic modelling study


• Award winner: Peymane Adab

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £2,653,873

A cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an obesity prevention intervention in primary school age children

Obesity levels are rising in the UK, with 10 per cent of six year olds now classed as obese. Dr Adab will conduct research with 2,700 school-aged children in the West Midlands to examine the effects of a one-year intervention package aimed at modifying dietary and physical activity levels via changes implemented at school and community level. In assessing its cost-effectiveness, the team will consider training needed for teachers, participants and their families, and will undertake follow-up examinations with the children for at least two years.

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