9 March 2018
The proportion of people experiencing heart disease and stroke who have five or more other health conditions quadrupled between 2000 and 2014, and the rise was not driven by age, new research by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found. The work was led by Prof Kazem Rahimi, Principal Investigator in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine.
People with hidden, deadly heart conditions to be detected as charitable trust funds services across the UK
26 February 2018
The Miles Frost Fund hits £1.5 million target; boosting funding for six inherited heart condition centres across the UK
23 February 2018
Congratulations to Prof Graham Ogg and Prof Paresh Vyas who have been named National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators in recognition of their “outstanding contribution to clinical and applied health and social care research”. In addition, Prof Mark McCarthy has had his Senior Investigator award renewed. This is a tremendous achievement for all of them as these are highly competitive and prestigious awards
16 February 2018
Congratulations to Prof Graham Ogg who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to investigate aspects of the immune response in skin diseases such as eczema, with the hope of identifying new treatment options.
22 January 2018
The RDM Graduate Studies Committee is proud to introduce the RDM Award for Excellent Supervision. Principal Investigators across the Radcliffe Department of Medicine are nurturing and training the next generation of scientists and we want to celebrate fantastic examples of supervision and mentoring.
9 January 2018
The Radcliffe Department of Medicine has launched a new initiative – the Oxford Centre for Haematology (OCH). Through this virtual Centre we aim to promote integration between academic and clinical haematology programmes in the University and Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and thereby capitalise on scientific opportunities to transform our understanding of haemopoiesis and blood diseases.
5 January 2018
Researchers from the University of Oxford are using artificial intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy for heart disease. The team hope to roll out the system across the NHS later this year, helping to improve patient outcomes and saving millions is misdiagnoses. The research, led by Prof Paul Leeson and RDM DPhil student Ross Upton (Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility), took place in the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust and is the basis of spin-out company Ultromics.
5 January 2018
Congratulations to Prof Jackie Boultwood and Dr Andrea Pellagatti, who have been awarded a project grant from Leuka – a leading leukaemia research charity. Their work will focus on Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML), a blood cancer with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options.
4 January 2018
Researchers at the MRC WIMM have discovered an unexpected way by which different pathways of the skin’s defence system interact, and how they can go astray in skin inflammation. This research suggests a new line of investigation to develop treatments for conditions such as eczema.
15 December 2017
Congratulations to Huw Colin-York, Quentin Ferry and Thomas Riffelmacher, who have won this year’s RDM Graduate Prize. All three students displayed research excellence during their DPhil studies and have helped to progress their respective fields.
7 December 2017
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.
28 November 2017
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.
22 November 2017
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.
21 November 2017
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.
17 November 2017
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.
17 November 2017
Prof Fredrik Karpe and Dr Ioannis Spiliotis have been interviewed by BBC Oxford as part of World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November).
14 November 2017
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.