Natasha Craven, who joined the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation UK team in October 2020, has successfully been shortlisted as one of the top five in the ‘Best Student Contribution’ to a Small to Medium-sized Employer award!
The award recognises the student who has exceeded expectations and genuinely made a significant impact to the small organisation as a whole. Natasha was nominated for her contribution to the UK Demographics Study that took place in 2020, the aim of which was to determine the demographic profile of Smith-Magenis syndrome across the UK.
Natasha impressed the SMS Foundation during her internship with how she approached the project, the methodologies she adopted drawing from existing skills and new knowledge gained, how she managed the time over the phases of the project, and the professional presentation of the results through the technical report, research poster, and online presentations.
Natasha impressed us during her Summer internship on the UK SMS Demographics project gaining positive feedback from our international community of clinicians, geneticists, researchers, and families. Natasha’s knowledge, experience, and adaptability to deliver innovative solutions naturally fits with our culture and vision. I am delighted to welcome Natasha to our team as our part-time Research and Admin Assistant whilst she completes her degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Keele.Nigel Over, CEO
Shortlisted student nominations will be presented to the NUE Awards independent judging panel who will then review all of the candidates in the category. The winner will then be announced at the virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday 25th February 2021, 3-5pm.
We all wish Natasha the best of luck with her nomination!