Dickinson trust awards October 2013

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Just a short update on the successful applicants to the Dickinson trust this year. The trust awards funds to improve patient care through learning and training and we are delighted to announce that four awards have been made.

If you want to know more about the trust then follow this link. The History of the Dickinson trust.

If you want to apply details are here – How to apply to the Dickinson trust

Jasmina Cehajic-Kapetanovic, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital will receive support towards a 1 year post-doctoral research fellowship investigating novel optogenetic approaches for the treatment of blinding retinal disease. Research laboratory is in San Francisco.

Timothy Fairbairn, Cardiology SpR, Manchester Royal Infirmary will receive support towards a 3 month clinical observership at Department of Medical Imaging at Toronto General Hospital

Tahir Hamid, Cardiology SpR, Manchester Heart Centre will receive support towards a 12 month clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology, Toronto General Hospital.

Rastislav Hejj, Specialty Doctor in Urology, Manchester Royal Infirmary will receive support towards an intensive course in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery based in Strasburg.

These are four fantastic opportunities to improve the training of these clinicians and thus to benefit patients. Well done to the applicants and I hope that their success will spur others on to apply to the trust for funds in 2014.

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