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PhD student wins award at Conference

Posted on 11 October 2019

PhD student wins prestigious award

Serder Sever (left) and Professor Patrick Doherty (right)

PhD student Serdar Sever made his research count at the recent British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation conference by winning a prestigious award.

Serdar, a 3rd year PhD student, based in Health Sciences presented his research "investigating the extent to which comorbidities determine improvement in depression in patients with new onset depressive symptoms following cardiac rehabilitation".

The award was competitive and based on strict criteria where researchers had to show evidence of originality, robust scientific background and content contributing to patient benefit or service improvement.

Professor Patrick Doherty (PhD supervisor and York Research Group Lead) said: "Serdar's research, which draws on NHS data from cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation services for patients following a heart attack, gives clinical teams and NHS services greater insight to help optimise managing of new onset depression."