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HRB Clinical Trials Matter Competition - third place for UCC's GP Research Fellow, Dr Carol Sinnott

1 Jun 2015

To mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th 2015, the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network (TMRN) held a national writing competition in association with ‘The Irish Times’.  Third prize went to Dr Carol Sinnott, a GP from Cork and a GP Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice at UCC who shares the advantages of being involved in a clinical trial for one of her patients.

To mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th 2015, the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network (TMRN) held a national writing competition in association with ‘The Irish Times’. It was open to patients, clinicians, researchers, academics and people working in industry with the aim of conveying to a general audience the importance and value of conducting clinical trial research. 

The winning entry was written by Mr Frank Moriarty, a pharmacist and PhD scholar who highlighted the importance of universal reporting of all clinical trials and the need for transparency.

Second prize went to Ms Kate Burns whose husband, Paul, passed away from Cancer just 5 months ago and who took part in a clinical trial.

Third prize went to Dr Carol Sinnott, a GP from Cork and a GP researcher in the Department of General Practice at UCC who shares the advantages of being involved in a clinical trial for one of her patients.

One of the five judges, Dr Teresa Maguire Head of the Population Health & Health Services Research unit of the Health Research Board, commended the variation and combination of insight that resonated from the three prizewinning entries.

For more information, and to read Carol's winning entry please see the HRB TMRN website.

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