“The output of Mr Stephen O’Neil’s work on renal injury after transplantation, which had been funded initially by Tenovus, was a PhD, three prizes (Chiene Medal, Moynihan Prize and Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award), six publications and £240,000 of additional funding including a MRC Fellowship.”
The Edinburgh Regional Committee has continued to profile-build and fund-raise over the last 12 months. It has met on four occasions in the offices of Messrs Balfour+Manson LLP, courtesy of Mr David Campbell, WS.
During the year the Committee received 11 grant applications. These were considered locally and six were then submitted to the National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC) for their assessment. Ultimately, it was decided to fund three projects to a sum of some £30,000. As has been our practice in previous years, these were passed to
the Nancy Massey Charitable Trust, which agreed to fund one of the three. This meant that at yearend we had a small surplus of about £3,000. It has been decided that the Edinburgh Regional Committee will move our grant application process from September to May. This means that our next application closing date will be 1 May 2017.
The Committee received four final reports and one interim report during the year. All were felt to be satisfactory with the exception of one of the final reports, which was not in an acceptable form. The revised report is awaited.
Mrs Helen Finlayson of the Committee arranged another very successful ladies fashion show, which was held on the evening of 20 May 2015 at Hobbs, George Street, Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Committee hosted an evening reception for senior doctors and researchers at the Edinburgh Clinic on 1 October 2015. Mr Stephen O’Neil, University of Edinburgh, spoke on his research, which had been funded initially by Tenovus. The output of his work on renal injury after transplantation was a PhD, three prizes (Chiene Medal, Moynihan Prize and Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award) six publications and £240,000 of additional funding including a MRC Fellowship. Sheriff Ian Simpson, QC, spoke about his latest crime novel, which is set in St Andrews at the time of the 1927 Open Championship.
Mr David Land, CA, our Honorary Treasurer, has decided, after more years than he cares to remember in the role, to retire. He is warmly thanked for all his efforts over those years.
My thanks go again to Mrs Kay Rich for her tireless work as Honorary Secretary.
Mr James Watson, Chairman
AS AT 31 MARCH 2016
Mr J D Watson
Mr D S Land
Professor D Bell, Professor A A Calder, Mr D H Campbell, Mr A Corstorphine, Dr D Davidson, Miss F V N Din, Dr S Farrington, Mrs H A Finlayson, Dr A Patrick
Dr L Bath, Professor D Bell, Professor A A Calder, Dr D Davidson, Ms F V N Din, Dr S Farrington, Dr A Patrick, Mr J D Watson
Dr Jessy Cartier Understanding the effects of stress hormones on brain development in preterm babies
Dr Katherine Staines Investigating new therapies for osteoarthritis
Dr Lyndsay Murray Using mouse models to Investigating why potential treatments are less effective after the symptoms appear in Childhood Motor Neuron Disease