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Eliot Slater Prize in Psychiatry: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2008, p. 883

The Professor of Psychiatry gives notice that the Eliot Slater Prize will be awarded in 2009 for the best essay entitled 'The recently published report by Lord Darzi (High Quality Care for All: NHS Next Stage Review Final Report) emphasises the importance of personal choices in determining health and disease. In Challenge 4, it states that the 'NHS in the 21st century increasingly faces a disease burden determined by the choices people make: to smoke, drink excessively, eat poorly, and not take enough exercise. Today, countless years of healthy life are lost as the result of these known behavioural or lifestyle factors.'

Discuss the roles of current neuroscientific research into human decision making and the emerging discipline of health neuroscience in terms of their potential to contribute to our understanding of these 'health choices', the potential to influence such choices in order to improve the health of the public, and the desirability of such a course.'

The essay, which should not exceed 6,000 words, should be submitted by 12 June 2009 to the Departmental Secretary, Department of Psychiatry, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road. Selected candidates may be given a viva voce examination.

The Prize is open to all undergraduate clinical students.

The value of the Prize will be the income of the fund for the financial year in which the award is made.


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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