The Paget’s Association's Educational Award

APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF AWARDS WILL BE INVITED IN APRIL 2020

The Paget's Association seeks to fund an annual Educational Award aimed at enhancing the education of health care professionals, patients, carers and the public about Paget’s Disease of Bone. Applications are invited from UK-based individuals at all levels although applicants are encouraged to contact the Association for guidance on individual eligibility.

The value of the award will typically be up to £6,000, with flexibility for the funding to be used towards stipend, salary, and or consumables/resources. The award can be focused on a number of areas including addressing educational needs for a particular client group, evaluating methods or delivering education, assessing the impact of activities on knowledge and practice, and producing educational materials.

The recipient(s) will be invited to attend the Association’s Annual General Meeting in the autumn, to receive the award.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE INVITED IN APRIL 2020

The Winifred Ditchfield Educational Award

A new educational award of £6,000, in memory of the late Mrs Winifred Ditchfield, who had Paget’s disease, was presented to Elizabeth Radley at our Nottingham Information Day by Professor Grayson Ditchfield, who is Mrs Ditchfield’s son.
Elizabeth is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham, who plans to use her expertise in public engagement and outreach, to raise public and professional awareness and understanding of Paget’s disease including the vital work of the Paget’s Association.
You may have read in the August edition of this magazine about the latest research at Norton Priory in Runcorn. Elizabeth is going to produce a portable and reusable exhibit to showcase this research. With links to medicine, archaeology and history, it is envisaged that the exhibit will attract interest from a wide audience. It will include hands‑on activities and be accessible for school and university events, national science festivals, and for community use.

We look forward to receiving further interesting applications for the Educational Award.