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Dr Robert Beagrie awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr Robert Beagrie awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department MHU NDCLS WIMM

Many congratulations to Dr Robert Beagrie, a postdoc with Prof Doug Higgs at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, who has been awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship. The four-year award offers recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers.

Innovators in Diabetes

Innovators in Diabetes

Athena SWAN OCDEM Research

Researchers from OCDEM recently attended the ‘Innovators in Diabetes’ programme – a Diabetes UK-supported scheme now in its 10th year. The programme aims to create a vibrant diabetes research network and facilitate knowledge exchange. Dr Kerry McLaughlin, postdoctoral researcher in OCDEM and programme alumni, tells us more about the day.

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

CVM Department Research

The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found. The research was co-led by Professor Kazem Rahimi, and RDM Principal Investigator.

Ground-breaking €34 million project to develop better test for liver disease

Ground-breaking €34 million project to develop better test for liver disease

CVM Department OCMR Research

A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. Researchers from the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research will play a key role in evaluating a series of biomarkers for NAFLD.

Rohan Wijesurendra wins prestigious Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award

Rohan Wijesurendra wins prestigious Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award

CVM OCMR OCMR YA

The Melvin Judkins Young Clinical Investigator Award, named for the pioneer of coronary angiography, recognises meritorious research from early career investigators and promotes careers in cardiovascular radiology.

Celebrating achievements and highlighting challenges in diabetes research

Celebrating achievements and highlighting challenges in diabetes research

OCDEM

Prof Fredrik Karpe and Dr Ioannis Spiliotis have been interviewed by BBC Oxford as part of World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November).

Meet the...Harassment Advisor

Meet the...Harassment Advisor

Athena SWAN Department

For anti-bullying week 2017 (13-20 November), we caught up with James Brown – one of our network of Harassment Advisors – to find out more about the role and sources of support within the department.

Diabetes, fat and sugar – behind the headlines

Diabetes, fat and sugar – behind the headlines

Department OCDEM

Dr Ioannis Spiliotis, Clinical Research Fellow and DPhil student at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, will be getting ‘Behind the Headlines’ about diabetes, fat and sugar on Thursday 16 November. He will examine what the causes of diabetes could be and explore the discoveries that have shaped our understanding of this disease.

Rohan Wijesurendra scoops Trinity College Graduate Prize

Rohan Wijesurendra scoops Trinity College Graduate Prize

CVM OCMR OCMR YA

Many congratulations to Rohan for winning a very competitive Graduate Prize from Trinity College.

Associate Prof Leanne Hodson wins prestigious Cuthbertson Award

Associate Prof Leanne Hodson wins prestigious Cuthbertson Award

Athena SWAN OCDEM

Congratulations to Professor Leanne Hodson, Associate Professor of Diabetes and Metabolism, who has been awarded the prestigious Cuthbertson Award from the Nutrition Society. The Cuthbertson Award has been awarded annually since 1990 as a tribute Sir David Cuthbertson. It is awarded to scientists for excellence in Clinical Nutrition and/or Metabolism research providing an evidence base for clinical practice.

Disruptive bioengineering – changing the way cells interact with each other

Disruptive bioengineering – changing the way cells interact with each other

Department NDCLS Research WIMM

Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to alter the way human cells respond to external signals.

Microscopy workshop fosters UK-Turkey collaborations

Microscopy workshop fosters UK-Turkey collaborations

Department HIU WIMM

Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine participated in a collaborative imaging workshop that aims to build scientific links between early career researchers in Turkey and the United Kingdom.

RDM Learning and Development Programme Launches

RDM Learning and Development Programme Launches

Athena SWAN Department

We are pleased to announce a new initiative within the department – the RDM Learning and Development Programme.

Quality in Care Awards

Quality in Care Awards

OCDEM

Congratulations to Angela Hargreaves and Pam Dyson for winning the Patient Care Pathway – Adults category at the highly regarded Quality in Care Awards held on the 12 October.

RDM Career Day 2017

RDM Career Day 2017

Athena SWAN Department

The annual RDM Career Day is back, providing the perfect opportunity to learn more about careers inside and outside academia.

Mental Health Day 2017

Mental Health Day 2017

Department

10 October marks World Mental Health Day and the theme of this year’s awareness day is workplace wellbeing. To mark the day, we are reflecting on the sources of support available within the University to help you look after you mental health.

Rainbows, blood, virtual reality and dance – RDM hits the Curiosity Carnival

Rainbows, blood, virtual reality and dance – RDM hits the Curiosity Carnival

Athena SWAN CVM Department HIU IMD MHU NDCLS OCDEM WIMM

The Curiosity Carnival rolled into town on 29 September for a festival of all things research. Over 30 researchers from across RDM took part in the largest public engagement event Oxford has ever staged.

Blood donors could give blood more often

Blood donors could give blood more often

Department NDCLS Research

New research shows that blood donors could safely give blood more frequently than is allowed at present. At the moment in the UK men can give blood every 12 weeks, women every 16 weeks. The new research demonstrates that in certain situations and for certain donors, shortening the donation interval is a viable approach for blood services to take.

Diabetes mega-trials yield new insights into impact of diabetes drugs on cardiovascular system

Diabetes mega-trials yield new insights into impact of diabetes drugs on cardiovascular system

Department OCDEM Research

The Diabetes Trials Unit have published the results of two mega-trials, involving over 20,000 participants and 36 countries, shedding new light of the impact of diabetes drugs on the cardiovascular system.

Congratulations to our new University Research Lecturers!

Congratulations to our new University Research Lecturers!

CVM Department OCDEM OCMR

We are pleased to announce that we have three new University Research Lecturers within RDM.

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