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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Congratulations to Nadine Mirza!

6 July 2018

For the second year in a row a University of Manchester student has won the Stirling prize for the best student poster at the BSG Annual Conference.

The prestigious and coveted Stirling Prize was scooped by Ema Johnson last year for her poster on eating experiences in later life. This year, Nadine Mirza received the honour, with University of Manchester student Andrea Izquierdos' poster also Highly Commended.

Nadine Mirza receiving her award.

Nadine told MICRA: “Winning the Stirling Award for our team's poster on the 'Influence of Culture on Cognitive Assessments: Comparing the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III) Urdu (UK) with the ACE-III Urdu (Pakistan)' was a complete surprise and absolute pleasure, and would not have been possible without the quick and thorough data collection of my fellow collaborators, Tahir Khan and Taha Khan. And of course, the diligent supervision of Dr. Waquas Waheed, who guided us every step of the way and ensured we had designed a poster we were eager to showcase. Being acknowledged in this way by the BSG has cemented the notion that our research is of real applicable value that is being noticed and appreciated and to be able to provide it with such a communicative platform is a privilege. It has also been a proud moment to represent research that was partially based in Pakistan, my home country, conducted by a team of Pakistanis, regarding a matter that affects both countries.”

Judges and audiences were impressed and enthusiastic about Nadines poster.

The BSG conference ran from 4 – 6 July, was hosted by The University of Manchester and has been a huge success with delegates from over 30 different countries, and many engaging presentations and activities.

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