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09th February 2024 Abdulhakeem Ibraheem Abdulkareem (2023, MPP)

Exeter College grant recipient Zakariye Ashkir excels at the CMR2024 Conference

Earlier this year, Exeter postgraduate student and British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellow Zakariye Ashkir (2021, DPhil Medical Science) secured an academic grant from Exeter College to enable him to participate in the Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) 2024 Conference in London where, amongst a pool of international contenders, he won the Early Career Award for Translational Research.

The CMR2024 Conference was hosted by the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, and European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology, foremost international organisations for the development of CMR through education, quality control research, and training.

Zakariye’s ground-breaking research explores the intricate links between electrocardiographic markers associated with sudden cardiac death and heart microstructure. He utilises the innovative technique of diffusion tensor cardiac magnetic resonance in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This work not only advances the understanding of cardiovascular health but also holds promise for clinical applications and patient care. 

Exeter College’s academic grants allow both undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their academic passions and research. As we celebrate Zakariye’s outstanding achievement, we extend our gratitude to all the generous donors whose support makes these grants possible.

We also encourage other students to take advantage of the various financial support available at Exeter College. As Zakariye noted, “Take advantage of the many great sources of support at Oxford and Exeter College, and as with everything in life, you have to be in it to win it!”

Click here to learn more about available academic grants for Exeter College students.

Zakariye Ashkir receives award for translational research

Zakariye receives the Early Career Award for Translational Research

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