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UCL medic wins Society of Biomaterials student research award

3 May 2007

Yaser Ghani, a fourth-year medical student at the Royal Free & University College Medical School, has received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award for outstanding student research from the Society for Biomaterials.

He received the award at the Society's 32nd annual meeting, held in Chicago earlier this month. His research, entitled 'Controlled Release of Silver Ions from an Electrochemically Deposited Hydroxyapatite Coating', was conducted under the supervision of Professor Gordon Blunn and Dr Melanie Coathup from the Centre for Biomedical Engineering, part of the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science.

The award follows an invitation to present his research to the 53rd meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, held in San Diego in January. Yaser was one of only a small number of students are invited to this event.

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