Dr Tom Craven has won the prestigious Intensive Care Foundation Research Gold Medal
It is awarded annually to a new investigator who has shown excellence in science relevant to intensive care practice.
Tom’s award recognises the pioneering work he, and this group, performs in the development of molecular imaging and sensing techniques to investigate various disease processes and potential therapeutic targets in the lungs. The overall ambition of the work is to provide much needed detailed biological information in real time, in order to guide decision making in the care of the sickest patients on intensive care.
It is a great honour to receive this award from Her Royal Highness for my work on neutrophil imaging. Hopefully this research provides the first step in improving the understanding and diagnosis of severe inflammatory lung disease. Although this was part of my PhD research, it would not have been possible without the support of and expertise available in the Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group and the Centre for Inflammation Research.