Drugs normally used to treat cancer could reduce the facial disfigurements of thousands of children born with life-threatening blood vessel defects, according to research by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and its academic partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is delighted to announce that Dr Manju Kurian has been awarded the 2017 Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research. The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust offers one grant annually of up to £1.5 million to support a programme of translational research for up to 5 years. Applicants for this prestigious award must be sponsored by a leading UK medical school or NHS organisation, and each institution is restricted to submitting one application per year. This award of nearly £1.5 million will support Dr Kurian’s work investigating genetic movement disorders that mimic Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her project aims to improve treatments for her patients by developing therapies that target specific genetic defects.
Placenta imaging in collaboration with the Wellcome/EPSRC GIFT-Surg project for advancing fetal therapy
The Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCLH and GOSH, the only research centre in the world dedicated to understanding how rheumatic conditions like arthritis affect teenagers, has received a £2 million funding boost to support its pioneering research over the next five years.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Manju Kurian has been awarded a prestigious National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship. Dr Manju Kurian is one of five successful nominees in the 2017 round of awards, and is the fourth academic from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) to receive this award.
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is pleased to announce a £5 million investment from the Department of Health in a new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Policy Unit to develop a deeper understanding on the causes of childhood obesity.
Project Fizzyo, a physiotherapy inspired computer gaming project for people with cystic fibrosis, has recently won a digital health award.
The Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health will become the first to launch an institute-focused publishing platform, UCL Child Health Open Research, when it begins publishing in late autumn 2017.
We are very proud to announce the following senior promotions of colleagues, effective from 1st October:
Dr Manju Kurian, of the Developmental Neurosciences programme at Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, is among five promising UK scientists who won prestigious fellowships at the 10th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women In Science.