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The Sunflower Jam supports initiatives that bridge the gap between integrated, functional and conventional medicine.
The Sunflower Jam supports initiatives that safeguard and defend people's freedom to choose natural health approaches.
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One beneficiary is at the heart of The Sunflower Jam's wish-list for projects to be funded in 2012-13, the College of Medicine.
College of Medicine
The College of Medicine (CoM) advocates integrated approaches to healthcare. Overall, this means combining ‘western’ therapies with complementary remedies some of which are derived from ‘eastern’ (e.g. Chinese) medicine but not exclusively so.
New Research Programme
It is proposed that using a donation of £50-60K (expected) from the Sunflower Jam concert, a programme is set up to support integrated research on “pancreatic cancer”.
- CoM will issue a call on their website for pilot research projects costing £20K maximum and lasting 12 months. In principle, some kind of apportionment may be introduced (e.g. not more than one-half of the grants may normally be given to the 'inside'). The world should see then that the College is not inward looking. However, quality will be the single most important criterion.
- Applications will be made on a basic form (2-3 pages) by a given deadline. There will not be unnecessary paperwork.
- A small committee (say 4 people, chosen mostly, but not necessarily exclusively from within the Science Council of CoM, and including a Trustee of SJ) will be set up. Peer review will be deemed absolutely essential.
- Strict criteria will be used for making the awards – quality, feasibility, novelty, future potential, track record of the applicant etc.
The scheme will be administered by the College of Medicine’s Science Council (chaired by Professor Mustafa B A Djamgoz, Imperial College London).