BSGAR are delighted to announce that the BSGAR Research Prize Spring 2023 has been awarded to Dr Maira Hameed, UCL London. See below for a few words from Maira on the project aims. BSGAR can also look forward to getting some project progress updates at future BSGAR annual meetings.
Please note that the BSGAR Education Bursary will be open for applications in Autumn 2023 and the next BSGAR Research Bursary will be open for applications in Spring 2024. Please direct any queries to [email protected] in the first instance.
“Thanks to the support of the generous BSGAR research bursary, I have the dedicated time and resources to undertake a study which aims to establish if MR Enterography improves our ability to predict which Crohn's disease patients in apparent clinical remission will relapse after stopping biologic therapy (METEOR study).
My team aims to add to the several examples of BSGAR-backed multidisciplinary, high impact studies which harness the strength, enthusiasm, and collegiality of BSGAR members to deliver projects which directly impact on patient care and service delivery. In particular, I would like to increase accessibility of well-supported research to our junior BSGAR network, a factor which underpins much of the study methodology. I'm excited to potentially collaborate with several junior BSGAR/BSGAR members when the study opens later this year.
I am also grateful to my brilliant mentor in the BSGAR mentoring programme who encouraged me and highlighted the possibility of undertaking substantial research as a fellow and junior consultant outside of the more traditional pathways, as well as the UCL CMI team. The research bursary and mentoring programme have helped greatly in breaking down some of the potential barriers which exist in academia at an early career stage, and I hope will do so for others in the future.
University College London Hospital, UCL Centre for Medical Imaging”