Each year The British Geriatrics Society bestows two Rising Star Awards, one for
research contributions that have translated into, or are in the process of being translated into, improvements to care of older people. The second is for clinical quality or work project that demonstrates that the nominee has improved the care of older people with frailty in their locality. Applications are now open and full details are at the end of this blog. Below two past Rising Star Award Winners discuss their careers, and how winning the award has benefitted them.
Daniel Davis, Rising Star Award Winner 2015
“I joined the BGS as a medical student and ever since, the Society has played a part in my professional development. From a medical student elective grant to go to Johns Hopkins, through to two Specialist Registrar Travel Grants (I was an Specialist Registrar for 9 years….) to gain skills in epidemiology (with Ken Rockwood in Halifax, Nova Scotia) and biostatistics (with Carole Dufouil at INSERM, Paris), each time, assistance from the BGS has led to career-changing opportunities. Continue reading
Daniel Davis is an SpR in Geriatric Medicine on the NW Thames Rotation, spending 50% of his research time as a Clinical Research Fellow at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL.
Daniel is the joint winner, alongside Roman Romero-Ortuno, of the BGS Rising Star Award 2015.
I have been a SpR in geriatric medicine since 2006, the longer route being through pursuit of an academic career alongside clinical training. My core interest is the relationship between delirium and/or acute illness and trajectories of cognitive decline in large population-representative studies. These are complex relationships which need a wide range of research, from the biological underpinnings through to the implications for health care policy.
Roman Romero-Ortuno is a Consultant Geriatrician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Roman was jointly awarded the 2015 BGS Rising Star award; in this blog he discusses his research on operationalisations of frailty in older adults and integration of care.
I am honoured to be one of the recipients of the 2015 British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Rising Star Award. I am delighted that my research contributions have been deemed to have potential for translation into improvements to the care of older people.