The department of Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust has been recognised with an award for their clinical work.
Together with research undertaken by the Bone Group at the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease (IACD) at the University of Liverpool, the department was presented with the Liverpool Paget’s Association’s Centre of Excellence Award.
In April, professionals and patients came together at Liverpool University to see Professor Roger Francis, chairman of the Paget’s Association, present the team with the award.
Professor Francis commented: “The Paget’s Association is grateful for all the hard work you and your team have done in the past and wish you continued success for the future. I’m sure that your clinical and research work will continue to benefit patients with Paget’s disease, not only in the UK but also throughout the world."
Director of the project, Dr Anna Daroszewska, thanked Professor Francis and the Paget’s Association for the award, saying:
"It is a great honour to receive this prestigious award. We are humbled and proud to have been recognised by the Paget’s Association as a Centre of Excellence."
"I would like to acknowledge the immense contribution of my clinical colleagues, especially Dr Eileen Marks, medical and clinical director, for her support, and Dr Vinita Mishra, Dr Fadil Hannan, Dr Milad Khedr and Professor Ranganath for their dedication in providing expert management to our patients and conducting clinical research."
“Special thanks go to the scientific team lead by Prof Rob van’t Hof, for furthering our understanding of the basic bone pathology underlying Paget’s disease."
"Last, but not least, my thanks go to our patients as without their support and dedication to research this achievement would not have been possible."
Dr Daroszewska also acknowledged the contribution of other members of the clinical team including registrars, nurses and administrative staff at the RLBUHT for their tireless work.