Birmingham expert leads national research study into congenital heart disease

A heart expert at Birmingham Children’s Hospital has led the launch of the UK’s first national study into identifying research priorities for patients diagnosed with congenital heart disease, thanks to high street fashion entrepreneur George Davies. Twelve children in the UK are born every day with congenital heart disease (CHD), making it the most common … Continue reading “Birmingham expert leads national research study into congenital heart disease”

Blood cancer trial sponsored by the University of Birmingham opens for recruitment

A new Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial being sponsored by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has opened for recruitment – aiming to investigate the efficacy of a novel treatment for patients affected by a specific type of blood cancer. PROMise, which is being co-ordinated via the Cure Leukaemia-funded Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) hub at the … Continue reading “Blood cancer trial sponsored by the University of Birmingham opens for recruitment”

Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network comes to Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has been confirmed as the third National Training Centre in the Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network (ATSTN) initiative. The initiative is designed to develop and deliver specific practical skills to address the growing need in the UK for skills in vaccine and advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) manufacturing. As one of … Continue reading “Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network comes to Birmingham”

Increased risk of chronic kidney disease in people with ‘healthy’ obesity

People with ‘healthy’ obesity have a 66% increased risk of chronic kidney disease compared to metabolically healthy individuals with normal weight, finds a new study led by the University of Birmingham. Those that are metabolically healthy (do not suffer with metabolic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease) and are overweight but … Continue reading “Increased risk of chronic kidney disease in people with ‘healthy’ obesity”

BHP Professor awarded MBE in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Tom Clutton-Brock, Director of the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre, Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at BHP’s University of Birmingham and Associate Medical Director at BHP’s University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded an MBE for services to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Clutton-Brock and the MD-TEC … Continue reading “BHP Professor awarded MBE in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours”