The College would like to offer it's congratulations to William Dawes who was running to raise funds for the College's research fellowship scheme. William successfully completed Sunday's Virgin London Marathon in a fantastic 04:00:00. To date he has raised £1,322.82 (inc gift aid) for the scheme and Virgin Money Giving is still open for donations so if you would like to support him with a congratulatory donation please visit his donation page.
The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981.
We had numerous offers from our enthusiatic research fellows to take our sort after one place in this years race to raise money for the surgical research fund and Mr Dawes received the spot.
If you would like to donate for all his hard work in supporting this vital project please go to the William Dawes fundraising webpage.
The Surgical Research Fund
The Research Fellowship Scheme was establisehd in 1993 and remains the College’s main research focus with the purpose of promoting varied and significant surgical research at centres of excellence throughout the country.
Surgical Research Fellowships are offered to aspiring academic surgeons funding innovative projects based on clinically applicable need. Each Fellowship endows a full-time research programme lasting from 1-3 years and which is supervised within an UK department of surgery; although a number have also taken place overseas. We believe this is a powerful way of enhancing surgical research and a development of national importance.
Objectives of the scheme
- To contribute to improvements in patient care and recovery.
- To assess new techniques introduced to surgery.
- To look at the causes of surgical conditions and how to treat them.
- To stimulate a commitment to life-long learning in surgical practice and technique.
was awarded a College Research Fellowship in June 2010 for his project entitled ‘Novel treatments for neonatal stroke’. He is based at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry and is ready and raring to go to raise funds for our vital research projects.
If you would like to support William at this years marathon please download the below donation form and return it to the Development Office at the College.