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Research & Development News

Research & Development News

Professor Cotton and Naz Khan

RWT pharmacist Nazish Khan has been awarded a prestigious scholarship against difficult competition. The position, funded by the Clinical Research Network West Midlands, enables promising researchers to turn into chief investigators of important multicentre clinical trials.

Alison Hardwick-Hazelgren

I started my career in research in 2000. I was actually the second person employed by the Trust in research back in 2000. I worked in various specialties including ophthalmology, paediatrics, oncology and gastroenterology. That’s how my passion for research started. I specialised in ophthalmology as a research nurse for the macular degeneration – instigating the macular service provision.

Cardiovascular Research Team

The cardiovascular research team at RWT was awarded team of the year at the Clinical Research Network (CRN) West Midlands Annual Network Awards. The CRN received over sixty nominations for the awards and RWT researchers were shortlisted in four categories.


Eunice, patient at the Eye Infirmary, was admitted as an emergency patient two years ago with Central Retinal Vein Occlusion which is a severe eye condition that can cause sight loss. Eunice was invited to join the LEAVO clinical research trial going on at RWT to test one of three possible drugs to treat her condition.

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