Grant winners

September 29, 2011

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Research Programme Grants

Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Mark Everard

• Institution: Sheffield Children's Hospital

• Value: £766,966

SABRE (hypertonic saline in acute bronchiolitis RCT and economic evaluation)

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

Research fellowships

• Award winner: Caroline Bithell

• Institution: University of Manchester

The natural voice and world song

• Award winner: Manfred Bochmann

• Institution: University of East Anglia

Gold chemistry and nanoscale design

• Award winner: Paula J. Booth

• Institution: University of Bristol

Membrane protein folding: lipid modulation of essential transporters

• Award winner: Sarah Buckler

• Institution: Independent scholar

Discordant communities? An ethnography of music in collapsing mine communities

• Award winner: Neil Carter

• Institution: University of York

Blowing hot and cold: a critical analysis of Labour's climate policy

• Award winner: Lucio Cerrito

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

ATLAS exploitation and upgrade of the detector's trigger

• Award winner: Rosemary Chapman

• Institution: University of Nottingham

What is Quebecois literature?

• Award winner: Martin Conway

• Institution: University of Oxford

Western Europe's democratic age, 1945-68

• Award winner: Edmund J. Copeland

• Institution: University of Nottingham

Testing and constraining theories of particle physics through cosmology

• Award winner: Emma Crewe

• Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies

Navigating multiple roles: an ethnographic study of Westminster MPs

• Award winner: Susan Currell

• Institution: University of Sussex

The history of New Masses magazine, 1926-48

• Award winner: Nicholas Davidson

• Institution: University of Oxford

The Venetian Inquisition in the 16th century

Research project grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Martin Paterson

• Institution: Heriot-Watt University

• Value: £138,628

Electronic energy quenching via non-adiabatic pathways

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Nicholas A. Francis

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £1,333,0

CREAM: Children with eczema antibiotic management study

People with eczema often have a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus on their skin. Many doctors believe it can worsen their symptoms, but the benefits of treating sufferers with antibiotics, whether administered orally or topically, are unproven. CREAM will assess antibiotics taken by mouth or applied to the skin in addition to the current standard treatment (a topical steroid cream) in suspected cases of infected eczema in children. It will evaluate the impact of the different treatments on patients' eczema and their quality of life, as well as their effects on the family and their costs. Analysis will compare how much the eczema affects the children and measure the impact of treatment on the presence and antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria found on the skin, nose and mouth. This will help determine the effect of antibiotic use on the development of S. aureus resistance.

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