The third MAHSE Research Day was held on Tuesday 7th June 2016. Over 77 delegates attended and the programme included six student presentations, four focussing on their research projects and two on their student experience through their research project and elective. MAHSE also welcomed Professor Richard Greene, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Manchester Metropolitan University as the keynote speaker.
Feedback about the event was very positive, there were a number of 1st year trainees attending who said it was very helpful for them as they were starting to think about their own research projects. The first prize for student talks was given to Marie Kirkland who presented a very honest and thought provoking talk about her journey through the research project (please see podcast below).
The judging panel had a very difficult decision choosing between a number of excellent talks and poster presentations. Phil Padfield awarded the following prizes to the trainees, thanking them for their work at the event:
Marie Kirkland (Audiology): Optimum Use of Tympanometry in Adults with Down Syndrome—the student journey
Annika Boloz (Clinical Pharmaceutical Science): Validation of caffeine measurements in blood for patients undergoing Rb-82 adenosine Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy (MPS) PET studies
Aled Jones (Genomics): Whole exome sequencing in Sudan—the student journey
Rebecca Haines (Genomics): Variant annotation in targeted Next Generation Sequencing clinical tests: Setting the standard
Mhari Middleton (Reproductive Science): Density Gradient Separation with Swim-up versus Migration-Sedimentation Method of Sperm Preparation for In Vitro Fertilisation: a Service Evaluation
Ellen Smith (Audiology): Hearing loss and quality of life in children with otitis media with effusion