Dr Charlotte Summers has been awarded >£4 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre to support an “Urgent Public Health clinical trial of national importance”. More details of the UPH status can be found here. Details of the trial can be found here
Dr Andrew Conway Morris has been awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to develop further his work into the role of neutrophils in nosocomial infection occurring in critically ill patients.
Andrew Conway Morris, a Wellcome Fellow within the Critical Care Biology group, has been awarded an ANZICS/Pfizer Global Rising Star fellowship 2018, and will present his work at the ANZICS/ACCN Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide. https://www.intensivecareasm.com.au/speakers-list/andrew-conway-morris
Dr Alex Wood, a clinical PhD student within the Critical Care Biology Group was awarded the 2017 British Association of Lung Research (BALR) Early Career Investigator Prize for his work on the effect of the Complement protein C5a on human neutrophils.
Dr Simon Lambden, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious Academic of Medical Sciences Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers for his work on the role of the pulmonary endothelial HIF isoforms in regulating systemic vascular function.
Simon Lambden has written a blog for the Intensive Care Society about life as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer. Simon’s blog can be found at https://blog.ics.ac.uk/2016/12/14/meet-an-academic-clinical-lecturer/
Simon Lambden, Alasdair Jubb and Alex Wood presented new data on DDAH2 in sepsis, chromatin remodelling after corticosteroid exposure, and morpho-rheological classification of neutrophils at this year’s Departmental Research Day.
Charlotte is speaking about novel mechanisms of neutrophil trafficking in ARDS as part of one of the major scientific symposia at the British Thoracic Society 2016 Annual Winter Meeting. The BTS Winter meeting is being held at the QEII Centre, Westminster, London on 7-9 December, 2016. For more details see: https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/bts-learning-hub/bts-summer-and-winter-meetings/winter-meeting-2016/
Simon will compete for both the prestigious Cauldron prize and the Research Gold Medal at this year’s Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting from the 5th to the 7th December in London. Details: https://soa.ics.ac.uk/cauldron/