Supporting research across the full spectrum of medical sciences in Scotland


Tenovus Scotland also grant the following special awards.

The Lady Margaret MacLellan Award

The Lady Margaret MacLellan Award (£5,000 plus monento) is made in respect of the best piece of research carried out in Scotland, in a nominated subject and is made every two years.

The 2010 subject was cancer and the winner was Professor Bob Steel, Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology, Dundee. Professor Steel led the team that introduced Bowel cancer screening which is being now introduced throughout the country.

The 2012 subject was medical imaging and the winner was Professor Peter Sharp, Emeritus Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Aberdeen. Professor Sharp’s work over 40 years has maintained and enhanced the excellent research into medical imaging technologies, especially MRI and PET for which The University of Aberdeen Medical School has a worldwide reputation.

The Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award

The Sir Robin MacLellan Annual Travel Award (£3,000) is intended to contribute towards the travel costs to a Conference/Symposium to enable the research worker, in receipt of a Tenovus Scotland grant, who has made an outstanding contribution, based on their Final Report, to present a paper. The research work must be carried out in Scotland.

The 2012 Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award was awarded to Dr Sarah Coulthurst of the University of Dundee for her research into the 'Use of molecular approaches to investigate how pathogenic bacterium, Serratia marcesens, causes disease.'

The 2013 Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award was awarded to Dr Shuzo Sakata of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde for his research into 'Type-specific neural activity in the auditory cortex of a tinnitus model'.

The 2014 Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award was awarded to Dr Paul Prentice of the University of Dundee for his research into ‘Controlling bubble power for cancer therapy’.

The Lady Illingworth Award

The Lady Illingworth Trust Prize Award to be awarded periodically to a person or persons who are thought to have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the disabilities which affect the elderly.

In December 1996, the first Award was made to Dr R A Kenny MD FRCP FRCPI (now Professor) for her work carried out in the Department of Medicine (Geriatrics) University of Newcastle. This was followed in 2001 by Professor Marion McMurdo at the University of Dundee and in 2008 by Professor Peter Langhorne at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Professor John B Young at the Bradford Institute for Health Research.

The McLatchie Cancer Trust Award

As a result of a bequest to TENOVUS SCOTLAND by the late Thomas McLatchie, Farmer, Millerston, by Mauchline, the McLatchie Cancer Trust Award was set up for the purpose of aiding cancer research.

Paediatric oncology was chosen as the area of research for the first award and the successful applicants were Dr Brenda Gibson and Dr Rosina Shujaat of the Department of Haematology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow and Professor Faisal Ahmed the Department of Child Health, University of Glasgow, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow. The award of £24,000 over a three year period will be used to research if a progamme of regular supervised exercise can improve bone health and body composition in children receiving chemotherapy for the treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Women of Scotland Lunch Award

The Women of Scotland Luncheon 'Women's Health' grant has been awarded to Dr Hilary Critchley of the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at The University of Edinburgh and her colleagues, Professor Saunders and Dr Williams. The title of her research project is ‘A new era in the treatment of chronic debilitating women's health disorders using selective progesterone receptormodulators (PRMs)’ and the grant applied for and approved was £29,538 over a period of twelve months.

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