Sponsors and Funding
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is the sponsor for the EVAREST study. In the Times Higher Education 2019 rankings, the University of Oxford was ranked number one for the second year running, and at the heart of this success is their ground-breaking research and innovation.
Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Their work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.
National Institute for Health Research
Following a review by Health Education England (HEE), the Healthcare Science Research Fellowship Programme has been combined with the Clinical Academic Training (CAT) Programme to create the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme for healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists). The HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme aims to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development.
Cardiovascular clinical research facility
The Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) is one of the core clinical research facilities of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at The University of Oxford. CCRF provides a dedicated, staffed clinical research environment with particular expertise in echocardiography, vascular assessment and clinical physiology.
The Ultromics team have developed a technology that extracts data points from a single echocardiogram image to overcome subjectivity and increase diagnostic accuracy of coronary heart disease. The applications analyse all these data points using machine-learning techniques and have the potential to yield new, objective and highly diagnostic metrics about cardiac function and disease.
The Ultromics team are working in collaboration with the EVAREST study, using the stress echocardiography scans to build their diagnostic software and to test it.
Lantheus medical imaging
Lantheus is a global leader in the field of medical imaging. They develop, manufacture and commercialise essential diagnostic imaging agents and products that help healthcare professionals identify disease and improve patient treatment and care. Their pioneering products assist physicians in the diagnosis of conditions affecting the heart, brain, lungs and other organs using echocardiography and nuclear imaging.