Wales Gene Park has been named as winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Engagement’ award at Cardiff University School of Medicine’s inaugural STAR awards ceremony.

The awards, which recognise the achievement of excellence by members of staff across the School of Medicine, were presented by Jayne Dowden (Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff University) at Cardiff’s City Hall on October 18th.

Angela Burgess, Wales Gene Park’s Education and Engagement Project Manager, said “We are delighted to have received this award for the genetics engagement programme we have delivered to health professionals, schools and colleges, patients, and the general public, throughout Wales for over 13 years”.

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Pictured above with the award are (left to right) Jayne Dowden, Emma Hughes (Wales Development Officer, Genetic Alliance UK), Angela Burgess (Education and Engagement Project Manager, Wales Gene Park), Rhian Morgan (Education and Engagement Officer, Wales Gene Park) and Professor Ian Weeks (Associate Dean of Clinical Innovation, Cardiff University).

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