Without the funding for this scholarship I would never have been able to commit to such a large and intense research project. I cannot think of a more rewarding use of my time than potentially helping patients and driving the future of medicine through research.
The funding I have received from Heart Research UK has enabled me to undertake a project which I find fascinating. Through this project I will be able to develop my research skills, which are essential to my future role as a doctor. I will also be able to contribute to the wider world of medical research, with the aim of tackling heart disease.
These two projects by Lauren and Ciaran could have a significant effect on how aspects of heart disease are treated in the future. We want to encourage the experts of tomorrow, and these unique EXSEL scholarships offer opportunities to learn in national and international centres of excellence. Since 2006 we have supported 16 of these scholarships with the University of Leeds and we’ve been delighted with the high standard of research that could lead to advances in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.