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OCDEM staff pick up awards


Endocrine Specialist Nurse Helen Loo has won this year's Annette Louis Seal Award, which is given each year to the poster abstract that best advances the clinical management of steroid replacement therapy or adrenal insufficiency, and where the first author is a nurse. 

The winning poster is offered this annual prize by the Addison's Disease Self-Help Group, and Helen won for her poster on how cortisol alert dogs might improve patient outcomes. Helen will collect her award at this week's Society for Endocrinology meeting.

Helen said: "I am delighted to have won the award for something that has had such an incredible benefit for one of our patients, and really hope that we might be able to carry out further research in this area in the future."

The Oxford Desk Reference in Endocrinology, edited amongst others by Dr Helen Turner, Endocrinology Consultant at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) and Professor Ashley Grossman of OCDEM, was Highly Commended in this year's BMA Medical Book Awards competition, in the internal medicine category.

The awards, which recognise outstanding medical books from around the world, considered over 500 books and other resources this year.
Separately, Prof Grossman has also won the 2020 American Endocrine Society Outstanding Mentor Award. He will receive the award at the Society's meeting in San Francisco in March 2020.