Adrian Root Memorial Fund and London-Paris bike ride

Written by Dr Ian Douglas, Associate Professor and Msc Programme Director for Epidemiology. The Electronic Health Records Group are cycling from London to Paris to raise money for a prize remembering their friend and colleague, Dr Adrian Root. You can visit their JustGiving page to support them: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ehrlshtm 

Our much loved colleague, Adrian Root, tragically died at the end of 2017 after a long illness. Adrian was a GP, an epidemiologist and a proud, self-confessed data geek with a fondness for electronic health records and all the immense opportunities to improve health they bring when using them for research.

In honour of Adrian’s memory, and as a fitting way to inspire a future generations of data geeks, we decided to set up a prize fund, to be awarded annually to the best MSc Epidemiology project analysing data from electronic health records.

To kick start fund raising for the prize, a group of us are planning to cycle from London to Paris in July, travelling along the famous Avenue Verte. Around 10 of us are hoping to complete the full route, and are regularly discussing whether our knees are up to it, which cycle shorts are the best and how to minimise bag weight. Adrian managed to complete the London to Brighton ride on a Brompton, so we’re feeling the pressure!

Please sponsor us! There’s a link here to the JustGiving page, and we’re hoping to raise £10-12,000 to make sure the prize fund will be self sustaining

If you have any questions, or wish to make a donation in a different way (cheque, US tax efficient giving), please contact Victoria Bennett: .

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