Women in Healthcare Awards – Winners Announced

Professor and Jackie Mackay were delighted to recently attend the EMMS International hosted Elsie Inglis Charity Ball at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. This was an evening celebrating the achievements of women in healthcare and to announce the winners of the Global Women in Healthcare Awards.

These prestigious awards was launched by Scotland’s healthcare INGO, EMMS International, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and healthcare professionals from around the world were invited to nominate friends and colleagues for category awards.

The awards marked International Women’s Day 2024 by recognising women’s contribution to global healthcare and highlighting the importance of supporting healthcare academic study across all communities. Guests on the night heard speeches from Dr Cathy Ratcliff, CEO of EMMS International, Dr Kerri Baker, Dean of Education at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and Professor Linda Bauld OBE, the Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health in The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Chief Social Policy Advisor to the Scottish government.

The Awards were split into four categories and The Mackay Clinic was delighted to sponsor the The Health Tech Award for championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.

This was won by Charlotte Casebourne Stock and Margaret Duffy for their work in the oncolytic viral therapy field to benefit cancer patients. Runner-up was Dr Maria Karvela (pictured below) who was recognised for her work to develop a digital genetic testing service that provides users with tailored food and health recommendations based on their DNA.

We were also delighted to see Dr Vandana Kanth taking runner-up in the the Outstanding Leader Award. Those of you who follow us will know of her amazing work at The Duncan Hospital in Bihar, India, our sponsored charity, where Dr Kanth is EHA Project Leader. She works here as a doctor and Assistant Professor of Public Health and was recognised for her work to sponsor and mentor vulnerable young women who are at risk of early marriage instead helping them complete studies for college, and also into their first jobs in the hospital.

Professor Linda Bauld OBE, who sat on the judging panel for the Outstanding Leader Award and said, “Women are underrepresented in healthcare leadership. Recognising their contribution and inspiring colleagues to follow in their footsteps is key to building resilient health systems. I very much look forward to finding out about the work of our nominees and how they are contributing to current and future clinical and health profession leadership.”

To see the full list of awards and winners click here

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