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Image of the Wellcome Centre Public Engagement Award.


Dr Nilufer Rahmioglu, Senior Research Scientist at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, was awarded an Early Career Public Engagement Award in recognition of all the work she has done in northern Cyprus under the COHERE study. The award acknowledged Nilufer's work in holding public seminars, as well as giving short presentations in work place where masses of women work to inform them about women’s health conditions and the COHERE  study. She organised two 5K city runs inviting people to come together to be active for awareness raising for women’s health and fundraise for the COHERE  study in Northern Cyprus each of which attracted ~500 people. She visited the Turkish Cypriot parliament, Ministry of Health and the Prime minister to tell them about women’s health conditions and the importance of research in this field. She has been on local TV and radio programs and newspaper interviews talking about women’s health issues and the COHERE study in Cyprus and Turkey. She maintains the COHERE  study's Facebook and Instagram pages and on top of all that Nilufer also received 500 Euros from Civic Space (an EU funded Technical Assistance Project to strengthen the role of civil society in the Turkish Cypriot community) and shot 4 short movies to raise awareness of women’s health conditions and invite women to take part in the COHERE study, all of which are on air on local TV channels and in movie theatres across Cyprus.


Congratulations Nilufer and thank you for all your excellent work!