Five minutes with...Helen Stokes-Lampard

Clinical senior lecturer and Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of General Practitioners Helen Stokes-Lampard graduated from St George's in 1996. Here she talks to us about her jobs, some of the things she loves, some which she loves to hate and her memories of St George's.

                                                          

b2ap3_thumbnail_HelenStokes-Lampard.jpg

Alumni panel share their success

Our first official Connecting Alumni and Students Experiences (CASE) event was kicked off with a fun and informative alumni panel.

Over 50 students registered to attend the event where five former students from fields including sexual health and paediatrics came back to share their experiences of medicine and their respective specialisms and to help students to better understand the skills required to work in the different fields.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Alumni_Panel.jpg

Five minutes with...Stuart Pearce

PhD student Stuart Pearce is an alumnus twice over having studied a BSc and MRes in Biomedical Science in 2013 and 2015. Here he talks to us about some of the things he loves, some which he loves to hate and his memories of St George's.

What do you currently do?I'm a PhD student at Barts and the London researching Cardiovascular Disease, focussing on Aneurysms’ (an excessive localised swelling of the wall of an artery) and Arteriosclerosis (a disease of the arteries characterised by the deposition of fatty material on their inner walls).

b2ap3_thumbnail_Stuart_Pearce-Cropped.jpg

Alumni Profile - Frank Chinegwundoh

George’s alumnus Frank Chinegwundoh (MBBS 1984) has been busy since receiving an MBE in 2013. As well as continuing his clinical and teaching duties he has been working nationally with Public Health England on their recent campaign raising awareness of the risks of prostrate cancer amongst  black men.

An alarming 1 in 4 black men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives compared to 1 in 8 of all men .  Although prostate cancer accounts for 12% of cancer deaths and 4% of all deaths in men in England, it accounts for 22% of cancer deaths in black men and 8% of all deaths in black men.  The targets black men from all socio-economic groups, over the age of 45.  It will also target their key influencers, such as wives/partners, friends and family.  The campaign is using 45 as opposed to 50 as black men have been shown to get prostate cancer three to five years earlier than other men .  The public health campaign  was piloted from October 2014  in London boroughs which have a high population of the target audience and a higher incidence of prostate cancer compared to the average England incidence.  As well as advising on the project Frank himself is featured on one of the posters urging men to get tested.Frank, who is also chairman of the  charity Cancer Black care, said: “the campaign is really important  - it’s an issue I have long been passionate about and it’s been great to be involved with a public health campaign of this nature. The posters have been received really well and I have had people recognising me from them – and even more importantly getting the message about the importance of being tested”

b2ap3_thumbnail_Frank_Chinegwundoh.jpg

Five minutes with... Kate Clayton

Retrievals Registrar Kate Clayton graduated from the Graduate Entry programme at St George's in 2008. Here she talks to us about her current job in Queensland, Australia, some of the things she loves and some of her fondest memories of St George's.

Tell us a little bit about your current role: what exactly is a retrievals service?It’s an emergency medical service that is delivered through flights - be that helicopters, fixed wing or jet aircraft. We retrieve patients - either from the scene (primary retrievals) or from other healthcare facilities (secondary retrievals) and also international and long distance retrievals.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Kate_Clayton.jpg