The William Harvey Research Foundation is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) www.amrc.org.uk and has been awarded 'best practice in medical and health research peer review' in 2015 by the AMRC. The Foundation supports research primarily in the form of project grants to the William Harvey Research Institute www.whri.qmul.ac.uk on the following areas:
- High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease and Stroke
- Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction
- Diet and Vascular Health
- Kidney Disease
- Septic Shock and Organ Failure
- Inflammatory Diseases, Rheumatism and Arthritis
- Inflammatory and Vascular Diseases of the Gut
- Hormonal Control of Vascular Health
- Bone Disease
The William Harvey Research Foundation also plays a key role in funding the training of young medical researchers through PhD and Masters of Research Studentships. It recognises the key role research training plays in enabling scientists to undertake high quality research at the cutting edge of their chosen field. For this reason considerable emphasis is given to supporting research studentships as one of the Foundation's priority areas.
During the past 15 years the William Harvey Research Foundation has supported more than 50 PhD studentships. After accomplishing high quality research projects in the William Harvey Research Institute many have gone on to pursue high flying careers in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Board of Trustees
The Foundation is a private company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Its Members come from both within and outside the scientific field, united by a belief in and support for the inherent public benefit of the Foundation's charitable activities. The Foundation is led by a Board of Trustees, supported by an Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Fundraising Committee and Grants Review Committee, and by two part-time officers and a part-time accountant.
Dr John Gordon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Mrs Lisbet Coulton
Dr Steve DeCherney
Mr Michael Draper
Mr Peter Marshall
Dr Robert Naismith
Dr Anna Obolensky
Professor Steve Thornton
Professor Tim Williams
William Harvey Research Foundation
John Vane Science Centre
A company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England No. 2472965
Charity Registration 803012
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