Stephen Allen and Julian Thomas joined colleagues from CORE to assess 7 submitted proposals. The proposals were of a high standard and were discussed in detail and scored individually by each member of the panel. Although the original budget was £80,000 (with equal contributions from BSPGHAN and CORE), the proposals were considered to be of sufficient quality to include an underspend from a previous award. As a result, a total of £105,987 was awarded to the following 3 successful applicants (with details available from the CORE website):
Dr Emer Fitzpatrick King’s College London
“LiverMultiScanTM for the assessment of graft fibrosis in children post-liver transplant”
Prof David Wilson Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh; Paediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
“Health informatics research in paediatric gastroenterology: nationwide data-linkage exploration of perinatal risk factors for and consequences of paediatric-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
Dr Gordon Moran Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, University of Nottingham
“Anabolic resistance and abnormal muscle function across the nutritional spectrum: a pilot study in Crohn's disease and non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease”
We look forward to receiving feedback as these projects progress. More information about CORE is available from http://corecharity.org.uk/research/ and we look forward to the possibility of further joint BSPGHAN/CORE research funding in 2017.