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It's been a busy few weeks for OCDEM staff, with a host of awards and honours coming their way. 

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.

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.
- Helen Loo

The Oxford Desk Reference in Endocrinology, edited by Dr Helen Turner, Endocrinology Consultant at OCDEM, Professor Richard Eastell at the University of Sheffield, and Professor Ashley Grossman at 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, so the team had tough competition!

Separately, Professor 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. 

Many congratulations to all our winners!


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