Sunday, January 17, 2016

Local doctor wins prestigious BT Masters competition

Somewhat belatedly, we'd like to congratulate local woman Dr Elizabeth Cullen for her win in the BT Masters competition in association with the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016.

Elizabeth along with two other finalists, Justin Wallace from Meath and Ina Langford from Limerick, presented their ideas to a panel of judges which included Dr Tony Scott, founder of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland and Aisling Judge, former BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winner.

Elizabeth’s project, ‘A proposal to investigate the feasibility of undertaking enhanced surveillance of cancer in Ireland’ focused on recording environmental factors in people diagnosed with cancer. Elizabeth won a prize fund of €1,000 and a trophy.

The BT Masters competition was open to over-20s and was developed for all those who wished they had taken part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or wanted to revisit the great experience they had when involved.

Elizabeth is pictured above with Shay Walsh, MD, BT Ireland.