The award, named after the Society's first executive director, is presented each year to the student/Post-Doc who submits the most highly rated abstract for presentation at the meeting.
Frank's paper is called: Genetic risk and incident venous thromboembolism in middle-aged and older adults following Covid-19 vaccination.
The research, pre-printed in medRxiv, set out to explore whether the genetic risk for venous blood clots, aka venous thromboembolism (VTE) changes following the Covid-19 vaccination. They discovered that known genetic variants associated with VTE in the general population remain associated with the risk of VTE after Covid-19 vaccination. This genetic risk appeared unlikely to be altered by large-scale vaccination.
Frank was presented with the award at the ICPE 2022 on Saturday, August 28 in Copenhagen.
On receiving the award Frank said: "This finding built on large Real-World and Biobank genetic data deeps our understanding of the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, showing promise of accelerating interdisciplinary research in NDORMS, University of Oxford."