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MLW’s First iTPA Seed Grants

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Earlier this year, MLW received the Wellcome Trust Institutional Translational Partnership Award (iTPA). The award aims to create a stronger link between the MLW researchers and innovation by highlighting and supporting the concept of translational science and encouraging the further translation of research to impact health. Thus, MLW iTPA has three main objectives:

1. Raise the translational science priority and belief
2. Develop an exemplar portfolio of translational research
3. Improve the landscape/ecosystem to facilitate translational research

In efforts to meet these objectives, several activities have been lined up, with the first one being a call for seed grant applications. The first call was made in June and we were pleased to have 5 applications, of which 3 were funded. This is an exciting time for MLW as we build our translational science portfolio. We would like to congratulate our first seed grant awardees. Each awarded project will be running for 6 months to 1 year

Congratulations to:

• Nicholas Feasey awarded with £30,000 for project title: A pilot intervention to support improved hand hygiene at QECH

• Peter MacPherson awarded with £29,500 for project title: A electronic Patient Locator (ePAL) application for remote high-resolution surveillance of disease

• Jamie Rylance awarded with £7392 for project title: Predicting AKI Risk in Sepsis (PARIS)

We look forward to the months ahead to witness the success of these projects.