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Jo Kidd, healthtalk.org, 1st June 2015

Resource for 'coma' families wins innovation award

healthtalk.org's resource for families of coma patients has won Cardiff University's Innovation Policy Award at the University's Annual Innovation and Impact Awards.

The research for the resource, titled 'Family experiences of vegetative and minimally conscious states' was carried out by Professors Celia and Jenny Kitzinger. The two were inspired by their own experiences of the challenges they faced after their sister Polly suffered severe brain injury in a car accident in 2009.

Our Chief Executive, Luís Carrasqueiro, said "The personal passion of Jenny and Celia as champions linking academic research and the real world of family members, the public, politicians and decision-makers, made this a unique project and has allowed us to explore a new model of funding and collaboration, using matched donations of time, effort and money between the partners."

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