RCSI Research Day 2015 concluded on the 13th of March with an awards ceremony
which took place in the Cheyne Lecture Theatre. Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri,
Research Day 2015 Academic Co-Ordinator, hosted the ceremony which saw awards
being presented to winners across twelve categories.
The ceremony began with the presentation of the Mr Kamal Sayed Prize in Neurosurgery to Ms. Zaitun Zakaria currently undertaking a PhD in the Dept. of Physiology and Medical Physics under the supervison of Prof. Jochen Prehn. The medal, which is generously supported by Dr Yacoob Kadwa, Class of 1965, isawarded to a neurosurgery trainee in recognition of outstanding work and excellence in the field of neurosurgery. This is a prestigious award of RCSI and is run in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience.
The prize pays special tribute to the memory of Mr Kamal Sayed, a graduate of RCSI
(Class of 1960). The award was presented by Amos Sayed, on behalf of Dr.
Camilla Carroll (FRCSI and Class of 1985) and Dr Jacintha More O’Ferrall (Class
In the postgraduate scholars – first year category, which was open to any postgraduate group, including PhD, Msc, MD in first year of fulltime registration or equivalent. The poster presentation prize winner in the category was Mariana Alves, RCSI Department of Physiology & Medical Physics.
In the postgraduate scholars category, which was open to any postgraduate group, including PhD, Msc, MD in second or later year of fulltime registration or equivalent. The poster presentation prize winner in the category, which is sponsored by Fannin, was awarded to Sergej Susdalzew, RCSI Department of Physiology & Medical Physics.
In the Early Career Investigators category which was open to all RCSI post-doctoral fellows. The award is named after Dr Joe Barnes, Professor Emeritus of Tropical Medicine in RCSI and was presented by his son Mr. Matthew Barnes. The poster prize winner in this category, which is sponsored by Fannin, was awarded to Dr David W Murray, RCSI Department of Physiology & Medical Physics. The judges noted that the standard of science in this category was exceptionally high.