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Rosetrees Essay Prize

The RCS is pleased to announce the winners of the Rosetrees Essay Prize 2018. The winning essays below were selected from a field of 19 applicants in answer to the following question:

‘Describe how your research project will contribute to improvements in patient care within the next five years?’


Miss Natalie Allan MRCS

"Defining Molecular Signatures to Personalise Management of Patients with Early Breast Cancer"


Runners up:

Ms Vanessa Brown MRCS


Can beetroot juice improve fitness before and outcomes after major surgery?


Mr Paul Vulliamy MRCS

Zombie platelets trigger dysfunctional blood clotting after major trauma

Fellows were awarded their prizes at the RCS Diplomates’ Ceremony in March 2019 and we congratulate them  on their achievement.

About The Rosetrees Trust

The Rosetrees Trust is a family charitable trust established in 1987 with the aim of supporting the best in medical research and that which is likely to lead to early diagnosis, treatment, therapies and medication. The Trust has supported the College’s Surgical Research Fellowship Scheme since 2000 and is particularly interested in helping surgeons develop the practical application of their skills and experience for the direct benefit of patients.

Supporting RCS fellows and members

Each year the RCS awards a range of annual prizes, grants, bursaries and fellowships to support travel, education and research, details of which can be found on Surgical Awards and Grants.

These awards are only possible through the generosity of individual donors, legacies, charitable trusts and companies. If you would like further details on how to establish a named prize or award please contact us on 020 7869 6086.

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