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Annual Creative Essay Competition for
Graduate Entry MB Students at Swansea - 2017

SDMF Creative Essay Competition - a vibrant, panel-reviewed competition identified a winning essay from each of the four years of the GE-MB course.
These three winning essays are appended here - each winner having received a £200 prize.
Please read the winning essays below:

The 2018 competition will be held in the early Spring and a notice will be circulated to all
GE-MB students at the time.

Professor Julian Hopkin CBE MD FMedSci FLSW
Chairman of Trustees, SDMF


 

SDMF is pleased and proud to be supporting - through successive Seed Corn Research Grants - the research work of Dr Jeff Davies, Associate Professor at Swansea University Medical School.

Dr Davies' work focuses on his finding that a stomach hormone unexpectedly promotes the growth of brain cells and may therefore have potential in alleviating Parkinson's disease. He presented his work at the 2017 meeting of the British Neuroscience Association: Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells | New Scientist


Roberts Family

Mr Keith Roberts (right) presents Professor Julian Hopkin of St David's Medical Foundation (SDMF) with £1000 in memory of his wife the late Mrs Margaret Pamela Roberts. Also there at the presentation were Mrs Roberts' sons, Stephen Roberts, and Paul Roberts (Director of Operations at the Medical School).  The £1000 will support a Seed Corn Medical Research Grant at Swansea University Medical School. SDMF is the registered charity that collects monies to support research at the Medical School into better prevention and treatment for many diseases including stroke, diabetes and cancer.

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Mr Keith Roberts (right) presents Professor Julian Hopkin of St David's Medical Foundation (SDMF) with £1000 in memory of his wife the late Mrs Margaret Pamela Roberts.

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Annual Creative Essay Competition for Graduate Entry MB Students at Swansea - 2016

Launched this year through School's Charity (SDMF) a vibrant, panel-reviewed competition identified a winning essay from each of the four years of the GE-MB course.

These four winning essays are appended here - each winner having received a £200 prize. The 2017 competition will be held in the early Spring - and a notice will be circulated to all GE-MB students at the time.

Please read the winning essays below:

Professor Julian Hopkin CBE MD FMedSci FLSW
Chairman of Trustees, SDMF


 

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St David’s Medical Foundation, in partnership with the College of Medicine, hosted the inaugural Dr Janina Hopkin Medical Lecture

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

"50 years on from thalidomide - what's new in birth defects?”

Guest Speaker: Dr Patricia Boyd, Oxford University

An annual distinguished guest lecture at the College of Medicine

On Tuesday 23rd September the inaugural Dr Janina Hopkin Medical Lecture took place, hosted by St David’s Medical Foundation in partnership with the College of Medicine. 

The annual distinguished guest lecture was attended by staff and students from Swansea University and the local Health Board, who came to hear from guest speaker Dr Patricia Boyd from Oxford University.

Professor Julian Hopkin, Chair of Trustees for SDMF explained “SDMF is proud to have launched the annual Dr Janina Hopkin Medical Lecture at College of Medicine. Dr Tricia Boyd's lecture on "Birth Defects" set the tone for these external guest lectures for the future, and which will range across all of medicine and medical science."

Head of the College of Medicine, Professor Keith Lloyd added "I am very grateful to St David’s Medical Foundation for supporting the Janina Hopkin Lecture series which got off to such a great start this week in the College of Medicine and very much look forward to this event becoming a regular fixture in the calendar"

Click here to download details of the event