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Faculty Prizes – could you be a winner?

Call for entries – deadline 12 March 2012

The Faculty offers two annual awards and all members are encouraged to consider whether they might be eligible. Details are available via the member login.

The Wilf Howe Memorial Prize, which takes the form of an engraved memento and a cheque for £500, is awarded in recognition of an outstanding innovation, initiative or intervention which has delivered a demonstrable health benefit for a defined working population. For further information and an application form please click here

Previous winning entries have included: initiatives to improve the occupational health of construction workers building the London 2012 Olympic Park and athletes’ village; a cross sectional study of the rates of ill health retirement in four public sector (fire, police, teaching and ambulance services) and two private (Rover and Post Office) employers; the assessment and validation of acclimatisation to a hot-dry climate in British Armed Forces personnel; implementing and evaluating a successful condom promotion intervention project for brothel-based sex workers in Singapore; and identifiying and addressing occupational-related skin problems on a chemical industrial site.

The Mobbs Travelling Fellowship offers an opportunity for doctors to travel to a centre of excellence to study a particular aspect of occupational medicine or to travel to a scientific meeting for which they have had a paper or poster accepted. For further information and an application form please click here.

Previous winning entries have included: attending a Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health course at the Finnish Institue of Occupational Health; a visit to Australia to study the Workers’ Compensation System; abstracts accepted for the ICOH conference; and a study trip to Hong Kong hospitals affected by the SARS outbreak.

Details of previous winning entries of the Wilf Howe and Mobbs Travelling Fellowships can be found on the website via the memberlogin.

Added: 05/03/2012 Posted In: General News