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Grace Lands Yearly Donation

09 May 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
The Grace Research Fund Fellowship has been launched with support from one of the world’s largest facility services providers, ISS Facility Services.

The charity, which funds research to improve the health and wellbeing of premature babies and their families in Coventry and Warwickshire, is strengthening its academic expertise. It intends to give a PhD student from the University of Warwick or Coventry University a three-year stipend to study the effects of maternal diet on the development of pre-eclampsia – high blood pressure during pregnancy.

The successful student will be supervised by Professor Simon Murch (paediatrician), Professor Siobhan Quenby (obstetrician) and Dr Andrew Banks at the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick.

ISS Facility Services which provides cleaning, catering for patients, retail catering, security, car parking, waste management, porters, switchboard staff, help desk and logistics at the University Hospital Coventry, has agreed to donate a cheque for £5,000 to kick-start the fellowship in 2014.

Dr Andy Coe, consultant paediatrician at University Hospital, said the support of ISS Facility Services had been crucial in starting the GRFF. “One of the aims of the charity is to contribute to the development of academic careers in medical fields relevant to the Grace Research Fund with the goal of strengthening academic expertise in fields which will directly benefit premature babies and their families,” he said.

The plan is for ISS to donate £5,000 per year for the next two years as well to fund part of the doctorate.


Pictured from left to right: Craig Smith and Mark Gough from ISS Facility Services with Sister Julia Hood, Staff Nurse Jade Matthews and Dr Andy Coe from University Hospital Coventry


Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 09 May 2014


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