Grant winners

November 15, 2012

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Technology Assessment Programme

• Award winner: Jason Waugh

• Institution: Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

• Value: £554,488

How accurate is spot urinary protein:creatinine ratio (SPCr) and spot albumin:creatinine ratio (SACr) compared to 24-hour protein estimation to assess women with hypertensive disease in pregnancy after 24 weeks' gestation?

• Award winner: Wei Shen Lim

• Institution: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

• Value: £1,658,057

Double-blinded randomised controlled trial of early low-dose steroids in patients admitted to hospital with influenza infection during a pandemic

Health Services Research and the Service Delivery and Organisation Programme

• Award winner: Peter Fleming

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £384,600

A neonatal discharge package to increase parental confidence in caring for their infant

• Award winner: Ellen Nolte

• Institution: RAND Europe (Cambridge office)

• Value: £66,638

Rapid evidence synthesis on effectiveness and efficiency of initiatives for reducing length of stay in hospitals

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

• Award winner: John Gibson

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £91,290

Management of kidney complications in children with sickle cell disease

• Award winner: Marian Ludgate

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £107,853

Thyroid function screening during pregnancy: benefits for child development?

• Award winner: Janet Eyre

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £109,372

Upper limb rehabilitation for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Professorial Fellowship Awards

• Award winner: Patrick Haggard

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £228,062

Volition, agency and responsibility

• Award winner: Mika Kivimaki

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £448,599

Determinants of healthy ageing in the Whitehall II study

• Award winner: Shalom Lappin

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £458,110

The probabilistic representation of linguistic knowledge

• Award winner: Carol Propper

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £481,308

The market and healthcare production

IN DETAIL

Marie Curie Actions

Initial Training Networks

• Award winner: Alison Walker

• Institution: University of Bath

• Value: €4 million (£3.2 million)

DESTINY: dye-sensitized solar cells with enhanced stability

DESTINY aims to address major challenges in the development of stable dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC), which offer possibilities for applications in building integrated photovoltaics and consumer electronics. However, their complex structure and disparate materials cause the cells to degrade. This project will examine why this degradation takes place, and explore methods for enhancing cell life without sacrificing performance and scalability. It is hoped that its integrated approach to understanding degradation causes and proposing solutions will effect a major step towards the commercialisation of DSC.

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