UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


ICS iBSc British Pharmacology Medical Student Prize Success

21 February 2019

Congratulations to former ICS iBSc student Raeesa Patel on her British Pharmacology Student Prize

raeesa presentation

Raeesa Patel presented work she had undertaken in Prof Lucie Clapp’s laboratory to win first the local competition and subsequently the national version at Pharmacology 2018 for an oral presentation based on work around “the potential mechanisms of synergy between treprostinil and riociguat in pulmonary hypertension”.

I took part in the medical student abstract competition whereby I submitted my abstract to the clinical pharmacology department at UCL. After an initial local competition at UCL, I was selected to proceed to the national competition, with winners from 8 other medical schools across the UK. The BPS then selected the top 5 entries to present at Pharmacology 2018, in front of a panel of esteemed figures in the field of Clinical Pharmacology. The judges selected the winner based on the best presentation of the afternoon and I was awarded £250!

  Presenting at Pharmacology 2018 was an unforgettable experience. It felt surreal to share my research with pioneers in clinical pharmacology!
Participating in and winning this national competition is an opportunity I would never have thought possible. I am so grateful to Professor Lucie Clapp and her incredible team for nurturing my love for research and pharmacology, as well as the UCL Clinical Pharmacology department for providing medical students with a glimpse of what this spectacular specialty offers.

Raeesa Patel, Year 5 Medical Student