Date: 07 December 2017
A diabetes researcher has been awarded European Young Researcher of the Year in recognition for her diabetes study into how type 1, type 2 diabetes and genetic forms vary across different ethnics groups.
Dr Shivani Misra received the award at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2017 Congress, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 4-8 December 2017. The MY DIABETES study was funded by the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation and supported by the National Institute for Health Research.
It aims to improve the diagnosis of diabetes in young people from South Asian, and African and Caribbean UK ethnic groups.
Dr Misra, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been awarded European Young Researcher of the Year by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
“None of this would have been possible without the infrastructure to recruit at so many sites. The National Institute for Health Research, and its staff, has been instrumental in making this important study possible.
“I am grateful to all the people with diabetes who have participated, and continue to participate, in the study.”
To date over 1200 participants have been recruited to the study, across 35 sites in England. Initial findings will be reported in 2018.
Congrats to @ShivaniM_KC 'European Young Researcher of the Year' in recognition for her important study into #diabetes across different ethnic groups.https://t.co/9yA6wC9NYo … @OfficialNIHR @IDFEuropeBXL @IntDiabetesFed #IDF2017 #NIHR pic.twitter.com/44wXi6e8Fo— NIHR CRN (@NIHRCRN) December 7, 2017
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