Grant winners

December 23, 2010

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Service Delivery and Organisation Programme

• Award winner: Steven Goodacre

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £152,304

Emergency planning in healthcare: scoping study of the international literature, local information resources and key stakeholders

Public Health Research Programme

• Award winner: Christopher Bonell

• Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

• Value: £182,641

The effects of schools and school-environment interventions on health: evidence mapping and syntheses

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

• Award winner: Derek Hausenloy

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £1,511,605

Effect of remote ischaemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a multi-centre double-blind randomised controlled clinical trial

Health Services Research Programme

• Award winner: Neil Lunt

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £9,142

Implications for the NHS of inward and outward medical tourism

• Award winner: Francine Toye

• Institution: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

• Value: £165,037

A meta-ethnography of patients' experience of non-malignant chronic pain

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

• Award winner: Nikki Robertson

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £193,4

Brain damage and cerebral palsy prevention in newborns

• Award winner: Denise McDonald

• Institution: Queen's University Belfast

• Value: £112,923

Preventing visual impairment and blindness in premature babies

• Award winner: Rachel Tribe

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £47,201

Preterm labour prediction in low-risk women

• Award winner: Sam Johnson

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £159,464

Prematurity and mathematics disabilities

• Award winner: Hannah Mitchison

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £99,954

Primary ciliary dyskinesia: investigating the role of proteins

Additional grant winners will appear in the 6 January 2011 issue

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Andrew Murray

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £162,391

Pregnancy complications: understanding energy supply from the placenta

Some 60,000 babies a year in the UK suffer from fetal growth restriction. With preliminary evidence highlighting the importance of the mitochondria in providing energy for the placenta, this project will study the effect of fluctuating oxygen supplies on mitochondria. It is hoped that investigations will lead to new ways to undertake early screening for the condition, including blood tests.

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