Investing in future researchers

One of the most important objectives of Guts UK's research strategy is to maintain the supply of bright inquiring minds into research for the first time. This is how many of today’s leaders started. Our Guts UK/Dr Falk Awards were set up to do just this.

Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the recent Guts UK/Dr Falk award holders and prize winners. Read more about their award-winning projects below.

“These awards are now in their 13th year, and each year the entry numbers grow in every category. We are especially gratified that many of the previous winners have stayed in gastroenterology and gone onto great things. Looking at the current crop of fantastic winners, we believe that this year will be no different”- Julie Harrington, Guts UK’s CEO

See the previous award winners here

Guts UK/Dr Falk Medical Student Essay (1 at £1000)

Henry Lee-Six
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Henry Lee-Six

Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Title of the project: Mutational landscape of normal colon

Project Supervisor: Professor Sir Michael Stratton

 

Guts UK/Dr Falk Medical Student Prizes (4 at £1500 each)

Jaclyn Tan
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Jaclyn Tan

Department of Microbiology, Royal Free Hospital

Title of the project: Improving the diagnosis and management of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis and ascites

Project Supervisor: Dr Rachel Westbrook

Jorlin Liu

Jorlin Liu
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

University College London Institute for Liver & Digestive Health, University College Medical School

Title of project: Fatty acid metabolic pathways in hepatocellular carcinoma: novel biomarkers and treatment target

Project Supervisor: Dr Mark Waugh

Elisabeth Baggus

Elisabeth Baggus
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Academic Unit of Gastroenterology, University of Sheffield

Title of the project: Non-responsive and refractory Coeliac Disease: the largest UK experience from the National Centre of the NHS England Rare Diseases Collaborative Network

Project Supervisor: Professor David Sanders

Elinor Roderick

Elinor Roderick
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, University College London

Title of the project: The impact of T cell receptor repertoire restriction in autoimmune hepatitis

Project Supervisor: Dr Neil Halliday, Professor Graeme Alexander & Professor David Sansom

 

Guts UK/Dr Falk Dietitian Prize (1 at £1000)

Isobel Connolly

Isobel Connolly
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Advanced Dietitian in Paediatric Gastroenterology, St. George’s Hospital, London

Title of the project: To establish a dietetic-led clinic for the management of paediatric patients with coeliac disease and to evaluate the service pre and post change to the clinic structure

Guts UK/Dr Falk Nurse Prize

Elaine Lawson

Elaine Lawson
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Hepatology Specialist Practitioner, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Title of the project: Maximise screening and treatment programmes for Hepatitis C within the local prisons

Guts UK/Dr Falk F1/F2 Research Grants (2 at £2,500 each)

Dr Oliver Shutkever

Oliver Shutkever
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Department of Pathology, University College London

Title of the project: Chromosomal copy number alterations in gastric intestinal metaplasia as a potential biomarker for risk of progression to gastric cancer

Project Supervisor: Dr Marnix Jansen

 

Dr Grace Hatton

Grace Hatton
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital

Title of the project: The role of faecal microbial transplantation (FMT) in treatment of chronic liver disease

Placement Supervisor: Dr Deborah Shawcross

 

Guts UK/Dr Falk SpR Trainee Audit / Quality Improvement Award

Dr Rishi Fofaria

Rishi Fofaria
Guts UK/Dr Falk 2019 Award Winner

Endoscopy and IBD Departments, St Mark’s Hospital, London

Title of the Project: Prospective observational study to investigate the role of pre-procedure faecal calprotectin before scheduled IBD surveillance colonoscopy to improve quality of care

Project Supervisor: Dr Naila Arebi

Awarded: £5,149