26/09/18

Lockwood Award awarded to Mark Devonald

The Lockwood Award was established in memory of the late Dr Martin Lockwood, a distinguished investigator and active member of the Renal Association, who died in 1999. They are the successor to the Milne-Muehrcke award. The award helps Renal Association members to present work and combine this with a visit to a collaborating laboratory or clinical nephrology unit overseas.

The Renal Association is delighted to award the 2018 Lockood Award to Mark Devonald.

Mark describes his work:

” My research group at the Renal and Transplant Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals, has an interest in acute kidney injury. We have identified novel urinary biomarkers for early detection of AKI and hold a NIHR i4i award to develop a point of care device. We have completed several clinical studies at NUH to assess the biomarkers and are now looking to set up multicentre and international studies.

We have established a collaboration with Dr Junaid Iqbal, nephrologist and head of internal medicine at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan. The 2018 Lockwood award will allow me to visit Dr Iqbal’s unit to set up a collaborative study investigating our biomarkers’ ability to predict AKI after chemotherapy. We shall also explore use of the biomarkers in other clinical situations where risk of AKI is high, including remote or ambulatory settings.

I am very grateful to the Renal Association for supporting our research with this award.”