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
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
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
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!