Leading University of Birmingham endocrinologist wins prestigious award

Professor Wiebke Arlt, a leading scientist at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham,  has been named as one of just 13 endocrinologists from around the world to win a prestigious 2019 Endocrine Society USA Laureate Award. The awards are the top honour to be bestowed upon endocrinologists – the scientists and medical doctors who specialise in unravelling the mysteries of hormone disorders to care for patients and cure diseases. Those receiving a Laureate Award … Continue reading “Leading University of Birmingham endocrinologist wins prestigious award”

Organ donation week: Birmingham leads the world

During Organ Donation Week (3-10 September), we’re celebrating the pioneering and lifesaving work of our partners in the field of transplantation. Today, we’ve collated transplant facts and figures from our founder members University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) – from the world-leading to the awe-inspiring: UHB has the second largest renal dialysis programme in the UK and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The very first liver transplant in Birmingham was carried … Continue reading “Organ donation week: Birmingham leads the world”

Organ Donation Week: University of Birmingham is first ‘donor campus’

Founder member the University of Birmingham has been named the nation’s first Donor Campus, while the city of Birmingham has also been presented with Transplant Sport’s first ever Donor City Award, in association with the Daily Mirror. The idea was proposed by Birmingham City Council and recognises the city’s commitment to encourage local residents to sign up to the Organ Donor Register – particularly pertinent during this week’s Organ Donation Week. Birmingham currently has the second lowest number … Continue reading “Organ Donation Week: University of Birmingham is first ‘donor campus’”