Winners of the inaugural RCR International Travelling Fellowship Award 2017-19

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The International Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural RCR International Travelling Fellowships 2017-19 for Clinical Oncology and Clinical Radiology. 

Dr Ramy Mansour (Consultant radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals)  and Dr Ahmed Elzein (Radiology Registrar, OUH) are the successful candidates for the clinical radiology stream. Dr Mansour said:

“I am delighted to be the recipient of the 2017-2019 RCR International Travelling Fellowship. We will spare no effort to provide training opportunities and support to trainee and consultants interested in MSK radiology during our visits to Alexandria University Hospital.”

Dr Sundus Yahya (Consultant oncologist, UHB) and Dr Louise Price (ST5 West Midlands) are the recipients of the clinical oncology stream. Their project is aimed at developing the latest radiotherapy techniques and supporting the clinical oncology training programme in the 

"We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have been awarded the Fellowship! This unique opportunity will allow us to teach and share radiotheraphy practices and new techniques within the host center-Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Pakistan, hence providing education to areas of the world with limited resources for cancer care. We sincerely thank RCR which has remained generous and committed to oncology teaching and training globally."

Dr Mark Alexander, chair of the International Committee said:

“The standards for this first award were exceptionally high and deciding between the applicants was very difficult. Many thanks to all those who have applied and to the members of the International Committee for their time in delivering the awards process. The two winning teams will each have funding of £11,000 over next two years to pursue their projects. I am wishing them every success in their visits and we look forward to receive feedback from these projects.”

The biennial RCR International Travelling Fellowship was formed by combining the funds from the Cochrane Shanks Jalil Travelling Fellowship and the Sir Howard Middlemiss Travelling Fellowship.

The RCR hopes that this approach should be more sustainable by strengthening links with host institutions from low and middle income countries as well as continuing to build their capacity to deliver better healthcare in clinical radiology and clinical oncology.