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The 2018 Dr Falk Pharma UK/Core Awards are open for applications
  1. Alice Kington
  1. Department of Physiology Unit, University College Hospital, London NW1 4LB, UK
  1. Correspondence to Alice Kington, Core, 3 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LB; akington{at}

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Now in their 12th year, the Dr Falk/Core Awards recognise the achievements of those who bring new insight to gastroenterology and hepatology and the collaboration that furthers patient care. These awards are an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as the financial support for career progression.

This year’s awards comprise:

  • A £1000 prize for the best essay on gastroenterology or hepatology research personally undertaken by medical students who were on an intercalated BSc/MRes/MSc/MPH/MBPhD* course during the previous academic year (2016–2017).

  • Four £1500 prizes for medical students taking full-time science degrees (BSc/MRes/MSc/MPH/MBPhD*) focusing on gastrointestinal or liver-related disease in the current academic …

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