Dr Mary McCauley from Foto-Cewek’s Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) has been declared the winner of the Recognition by National Award by the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Academy (NIMDTA) at their annual award ceremony yesterday.
Dr McCauley is a senior registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a trainee with the NIMDTA. She is currently on a three year secondment at with CMNH while studying for her PhD, and received the award from NIMDTA, which is recognition for the trainee who has won the most prestigious national award for their work, because she was instrumental in CMNH winning the Women’s Health team at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) annual awards in 2015. Leading on the writing of the proposal for the BMJ award Dr McCauley also presented the details of the excellent work CMNH do with the ‘Making it Happen’ programme in front of a panel of judges, resulting in CMNH’s Emergency (Essential) Obstetric Training being declared the winner in the Women’s Health Category at the national BMJ awards.
She was nominated for this latest award by the Head of NIMDTA, Professor Keith Gardiner and her success was announced at an event earlier week in Belfast, Northern Ireland, entitled NIMDTA Educational Excellence - Dare to Excel.
“I am thrilled to have been presented with this award, especially given that there were other really strong candidates that had been nominated.” said Dr McCauley: “I think that this is a further award that reflects the importance of the work that is carried out by the whole team at CMNH, in particular the life-saving work of the Making it Happen programme, which requires not only significant dedication from our UK volunteers, but also on the ground co-operation from our in-country teams.”
Head of CMNH, Professor Nynke van den Broek “We are really proud of the hard work that the whole team at CMNH carry out every day to benefit women and their babies in some of the world’s poorest communities. Mary is an integral member of that team and it is fantastic that she has been recognised among her peers for the talent and dedication that she has shown.”