Expanded membership signifies ambition for Birmingham Health Partners

The second city’s University-NHS partnership Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has expanded its membership by welcoming Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH) on board, joining the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BWC), and West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (WMAHSN). SWBH’s … Continue reading “Expanded membership signifies ambition for Birmingham Health Partners”

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ FLIER programme now open

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ FLIER programme is now open. This is a mentoring programme for people working in the life sciences sector and can create collaborations across sectors such as academia, industry, charitable sector, the NHS, media/science communications, regulatory bodies and government to drive innovation. Eligible participants: those in the middle of their career, … Continue reading “The Academy of Medical Sciences’ FLIER programme now open”

New study explores unique approach to treat a rare liver disease

A UK research study looking into a new approach to treat primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare disease where the body’s immune attacks its own liver, has been given the green light thanks to vital funding from LifeArc and the patient-led organisation PSC Support. The FARGO trial, led by Dr Palak Trivedi at the University of Birmingham, will find … Continue reading “New study explores unique approach to treat a rare liver disease”

£7m funding boost for world-leading surgical research team

A world-leading global surgical research team led from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has received £7 million of funding to continue its life-saving work in developing countries – finding ways of increasing surgical capacity and preventing post-operative complications. The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (NIHR GSU) will focus on training … Continue reading “£7m funding boost for world-leading surgical research team”

Research to investigate how food intake is regulated could improve treatment of severe COVID-19 illness

A grant of nearly £1m has been awarded to a researcher at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham to better understand how food intake is regulated – which could lead to improvements in treatment for chronic conditions such as obesity and under-nutrition. Dr Caroline Gorvin, who is based within the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, … Continue reading “Research to investigate how food intake is regulated could improve treatment of severe COVID-19 illness”