Research fellowships will help improve patient care

Two members of staff at BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) will begin their NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) this month. Supported by the UHB Integrated Clinical Academic Team, Lisa Shepherd and Nicola Anderson were awarded the prestigious fellowships which enable them to undertake patient-focused research and complete a PhD, … Continue reading “Research fellowships will help improve patient care”

New trial investigates immunotherapy for chronic liver disease

Two BHP member organisations are collaborating on a new trial which could lead to a ground-breaking new way of treating people with two types of chronic liver disease. Up to 56 patients are being recruited to take part in the MERLIN trial, which will investigate the safety and efficacy of a new cellular immunotherapy in patients with … Continue reading “New trial investigates immunotherapy for chronic liver disease”

New research collaboration uses patients’ own immune system to fight cancer

New West Midlands-based research into cancer treatment will support patients who are fighting cancer in their blood and/or lymph system – especially those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. One in ten people with cancer have leukaemia or lymphoma. Immunotherapy innovations have delivered huge advances for treating cancer in one kind of white blood cell, … Continue reading “New research collaboration uses patients’ own immune system to fight cancer”

BHF recognises Birmingham’s emerging cardiovascular excellence: accelerator award funding to start today

The University of Birmingham is one of six universities in the UK to receive a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Accelerator Award in recognition of its excellence in cardiovascular research – in particular, atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure, thrombo-inflammation and vascular biology. The award will boost all cardiovascular research in Birmingham, from discovery science to … Continue reading “BHF recognises Birmingham’s emerging cardiovascular excellence: accelerator award funding to start today”