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Submissions invited for Faculty Prizes

The Mobbs Corporate Health 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.

The Mobbs Corporate Health Fellowships have now been extended to medical students and junior doctors, to fund occupational health electives.

Previous winning entries have included: attending a Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health course at the Finnish Institute 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.

The Wilf Howe Memorial Prize, which is an engraved memento together with £500, is awarded in recognition of an outstanding innovation, initiative or intervention which has delivered a demonstrable health benefit for a defined working population.

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 identifying and addressing occupational-related skin problems on a chemical industrial site.

To find out more about either of these prizes and to apply please go to:

http://www.fom.ac.uk/prizes-and-fellowships

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2013

Added: 16/01/2013 Posted In: Prizes and Fellowships