The DSMIG Jennifer Dennis Research Award
The DSMIG Jennifer Dennis research award has been set up as a tribute to
Dr Jennifer Dennis. 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.
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
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
Please use the form at the bottom of the page for submitting your application.
The 2020 Jennifer Dennis Award will be postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak .
Please see below for revised submission deadlines – you may continue to submit applications in 2020 , but they will not now be considered till 2021.
The deadline for submissions is 30th May 2021.
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 2021 Winter DSMIG Symposium. The winner will then be announced at the end
of the meeting.
Any queries about the award please contact Dr Jill Ellis .
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