GOSH Staff Nominated in 2015 Healthcare Science Awards


Staff from the Great Ormond Street laboratories have been succesful in two catagories of the 2015 Healthcare Science Awards which were annouced on March 30th.

 

The first success came in the Ambassador catagory where the award went to the Science4U Orgainsing Committee.  Science4U was started 12 years ago as a way of inspiring secondary school schools to think about science careers within the NHS, to highlight NHS science careers that do not require degrees as well as those that do and to encourage students to choose science A levels. Over the past 5 years, Science4U has targeted London schools where few have parents/careers that attended university. Teachers report back that Sciendce4U has encouraged students to study science and increases the number attending university. Click on the link for details of the upcoming Annual Schools Science Conference. 

 

Since the inception of Science4U a number of staff from laboratory medicine at GOSH have volunteered their time to showcase immunology, haematology and cell/gene therapy. Kimberly Gilmour (Principle Scienitist in Immunology at GOSH) has acted as chair of the group for the last 4 years and has been involved since the being of the initiative.     

 

In a separate catagory, Elaine Cloutman-Green (Clincial Scientist in Virology) was the runner up in Rising Star -Life Sciences  award.

 

Over 300 nomations were received for the 2015 awards with 24 finalists being selected across 10 catagories.  Congratulations to all those involved!

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