SRUK/CERU Emerging Talent Award
Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom
In 2018, the foundation and the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom announced the 3rd SRUK/CERU Emerging Talent Award to recognise the accomplishments of young researchers working in the United Kingdom.
A panel of renowned scientists awarded the prize to Dr. David Fairén Jiménez (PhD in Chemistry), a researcher at the University of Cambridge, for his excellent academic work in the field of porous materials.
The award—consisting of a sculpture by artist Cristina Iglesias and a cash prize of 14,000 pounds—was presented on 17 December at the Spanish embassy in London.
Fundación Renal Íñigo Álvarez de Toledo (FRIAT)
The foundation supports Fundación Renal Íñigo Álvarez de Toledo, a non-profit foundation that provides holistic assistance to persons with chronic kidney disease. In addition to facilitating access to treatment by establishing more than sixteen dialysis centres in Spain, it offers patients psychological, social and nutritional support and awards prizes and grants to promote research into kidney diseases.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Fundación Banco Santander, it was able to create Nefrodiet, an app that helps patients follow a diet designed to slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.