News Archive - 2022


Lay Communication Prize - 2022

This year’s winners were announced at the William Harvey Annual Review Day in June  2022.  Congratulations to the £500 Lay Communication Prize Winner, Sara Caxaria, with her topic:  An unexpected player in chronic pain.



"The Lay communication competition is an excellent initiative from the William Harvey Research Foundation that gave me the opportunity to challenge myself and improve my communication skills. The ability to explain our work to non-academic is a crucial skill that every researcher should strive for, as even the most important discoveries can be overlooked if their importance is not properly conveyed. Thank you again for the opportunity!"

-Sara Caxaria


Competition was tough and the standard of submissions was so high that the Foundation awarded an additional travel grant this year.  The two runners-up each received a £400 travel grant:

Kaya Olczak - Understanding blood pressure one gene at a time

Michelle Sugimoto - We need a commander! Developing drugs that keep the inflammatory army under control



“I had good fun participating in the Lay Communication Prize. It gave me a chance to appreciate the impact of my research in real life, sometimes lost in amongst the scientific jargon! I can’t wait to use my prize to take me to the Europhysiology 2022 Conference in Copenhagen this September, where I will be presenting a poster to round off my PhD.”

- Kaya Olczak


Congratulations to all involved!  

Winner Sara Caxaria receiving her certificate from Chair Jeremy Tigue


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