Jennifer Dennis Research Award

The DSMIG Jennifer Dennis Research Award

The DSMIG Jennifer Dennis research award has been set up as a tribute to Dr Jennifer Dennis. Jenny Dennis sadly passed away on November 18th 2023. Jennifer was not only a principal founding member of the organisation but remained central to its activities for some 20 years before standing down from active involvement with the organisation in 2015. Further details of her time with DSMIG can be found here. The aim of this award is to encourage and reward research in the area of healthcare for children with Down syndrome.

The award is presented every 2 years and consists of a monetary award of £200 together with free DSMIG membership for one year and the waiving of registration fees to attend the DSMIG winter scientific symposium. When considering who will be the recipient of this award, priority will be given to research that advances the specialist medical management of children with Down syndrome and/or optimises health outcomes in this group of children.

The award can be used at the discretion of the recipient to further develop their interest in research and knowledge in relation to care of children with Down syndrome. Applications are welcomed from all healthcare professionals. Applicants should submit an abstract (up to 500 words) detailing their research, and how this will have an impact on improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

Please use the form at the bottom of the page for submitting your application.

Members of the DSMIG executive committee will review submissions and the authors of the best abstract(s) will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation at the next Winter DSMIG Symposium. The winner will then be announced at the end of the meeting.

This award is currently closed. Details with regards to the next round of submissions for this award will be added to this page in due course.


Any queries about the award please contact:

Jennifer Dennis Award – abstract Submission Form

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  • Abstract - Max 500 words

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