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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Orthopaedic Research UK announce this years recipient of their Joint Orthopaedic Research Fellowship

The recipient of the research fellowship grant which was launched to support trainees looking to develop their orthopaedic research skills has been unveiled.

Rebecca Stoner, a PhD student from Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the grant and is embarking on a research project which will use a Bayesian network to help better predict trauma patient outcomes.

The fellowship is being co-funded as part of a new collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK), at a cost of £60,000.

Through this research, Rebecca is hoping to create a model which will predict the likely outcomes of patients who have suffered trauma, with a view to improving triage and refining treatment options for patients according to their situation.

The model will be able to update predictions in real-time, based on the individual patient’s progress, in order to support decision making and patient care.

Rebecca’s work will utilise data from the civilian Activation of Coagulation and Inflammation in Trauma (ACIT) study and the military UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry. Rebecca said:

It is a real privilege to have been awarded this fellowship and to receive the backing of such prestigious organisations.

I am very proud that my research is being supported in this way, and this fantastic financial backing will allow me to really explore the area, and hopefully make a positive difference to the lives of patients.

Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said:

We are delighted to partner with ORUK in order to support the next generation of orthopaedic researchers.  It is clear that Rebecca is a very worthy recipient of the fellowship, and I look forward to seeing this research come to fruition.

Dr Arash Angadji, CEO of Orthopaedic Research UK, added:

This is an excellent example of a multidisciplinary research that expands knowledge and expertise, and ultimately improves patient outcomes. By investing in this type of clinical and scientific research programme alongside our partner the RCSEd, we are able to support the brightest and best academic talents like Rebecca, who are interested in advancing musculoskeletal research in the UK.