Orthopaedic Research Fellowship Recipient Announced

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20 Jan 2022

The recipient of a research fellowship grant which was launched to support trainees looking to develop their orthopaedic research skills has been unveiled.

Rebecca Stoner, a PhD student from Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the grant and is embarking on a research project which will use a Bayesian network to help better predict trauma patient outcomes.

The fellowship is being co-funded as part of a new collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK), at a cost of £60,000.

Through this research, Rebecca is hoping to create a model which will predict the likely outcomes of patients who have suffered trauma, with a view to improving triage and refining treatment options for patients according to their situation.

The model will be able to update predictions in real-time, based on the individual patient’s progress, in order to support decision making and patient care.

Rebecca’s work will utilise data from the civilian Activation of Coagulation and Inflammation in Trauma (ACIT) study and the military UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry. Rebecca said:

It is a real privilege to have been awarded this fellowship and to receive the backing of such prestigious organisations.

I am very proud that my research is being supported in this way, and this fantastic financial backing will allow me to really explore the area, and hopefully make a positive difference to the lives of patients.

Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said:

We are delighted to partner with ORUK in order to support the next generation of orthopaedic researchers.  It is clear that Rebecca is a very worthy recipient of the fellowship, and I look forward to seeing this research come to fruition.

Dr Arash Angadji, CEO of Orthopaedic Research UK, added:

This is an excellent example of a multidisciplinary research that expands knowledge and expertise, and ultimately improves patient outcomes. By investing in this type of clinical and scientific research programme alongside our partner the RCSEd, we are able to support the brightest and best academic talents like Rebecca, who are interested in advancing musculoskeletal research in the UK.


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Notes to Editors

About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh:

  • RCSEd was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is based in Edinburgh and Birmingham.
  • It is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with a worldwide membership of almost 29,000, which includes 15,000 members in the UK.
  • The College also has a significant global presence with members in over 100 countries worldwide. 
  • The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce.
  • It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation.
  • Find RCSEd at rcsed.ac.uk, on Twitter, on Facebook, and Instagram.

About Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK):

  • Established in 1989 by the orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ronald Furlong FRCS, Orthopaedic Research UK (formerly known as the Furlong Research Charitable Foundation) is a medical research charity dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal (MSK) knowledge by funding and publicising research and organising training and education which promote collaboration between healthcare professionals within the MSK community.
  • Today we are one of the very few significant funders of MSK research in the UK, working alongside our partners to encourage breakthrough research and education programmes in bone, joint and muscle wellbeing. Our common goal is to reduce the burden of poor musculoskeletal health on individuals, workplaces and our health system.
  • Find ORUK at oruk.org, on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Instagram.


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