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We have one of the current Colt Foundation Fellows in the department of public health here at Oxford.  Interested candidates for 2002-05 please contact Dr K M Venables - University Lecturer in Occupational Medicine - [log in to unmask]  The Foundation needs the application by 31 October 2001.

Colt Foundation Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health


The Foundation awards fellowships each year to persons carrying out
research within the area of occupational and environmental health. The
research is expected to lead to a PhD degree.

Recent PhD Fellowships have covered the following topics:

A) Chemical structure of substances that can cause occupational asthma

B) Toxic trace elements in hair as a biomarker of exposure to
chemicals in the environment

C) Molecular studies on the carcinogenicity of quartz

D) Shoulder pain in the workplace

E) The effects of intermittent or prolonged exposure to
environmentally relevant UV radiation in mammalian cells

F) Prevention of occupational asthma: an economic appraisal

G) Toxicological and chemical characteristics of airborne particles in
occupational and ambient environments

The following advertisement for the 2002 Fellowships will be
circulated to all Deans of Medicine and Science in August 2001, and
interviews will be held at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in
London in December 2001.

COLT FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS IN OCCUPATIONAL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2002

The Colt Foundation is particularly interested in research into the
causes of disease of occupational or environmental origin. Together
with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of
Physicians, we make grants each year to PhD students whose subject is
relevant to this field of medicine. The grant is for three years, with
a first year rate of 15,000.

Many scientific disciplines are relevant. For example in recent years

grants have been made in respect of:

- Toxicological and chemical characteristics of airborne particles in
occupational and ambient environments

- Aeroallergens, air pollution and asthma morbidity - a time series
analysis

- Molecular studies on the carcinogenicity of quartz

- Shoulder pain in the workplace

- The effects of intermittent or prolonged exposure to environmentally
relevant UV radiation in mammalian cells

- Prevention of occupational asthma: an economic appraisal

Applications are invited from prospective students who are qualified
in science or medicine and should include an outline of the proposed
research, a CV, a letter of support from the proposed supervisor and
the contact details of two referees. The application must be submitted
by the student personally. A shortlist will be drawn up and applicants
selected for the shortlist will be asked to come for interview at the
Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in
London on Wednesday 5 December 2001.

Applications must be received not later than Wednesday 31 October 2001
by Jackie Douglas, Director, Colt Foundation, New Lane, HAVANT,
Hampshire PO9 2LY. Please quote reference CF02S.


Dr Katherine M Venables MD FRCP FFOM MFPHM
University Lecturer in Occupational Medicine
Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Old Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK
Telephone (direct) (+)1865 227034, (secretary) (+)1865 282677