New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy

The University of Birmingham will be partnering with the University of Oxford to speed up the development of new treatments for arthritis. This has been supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research. The partnership will be based at the Institute of Translational Medicine in Birmingham and the Kennedy Institute … Continue reading “New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy”

Implantable middle ear microphone study

Researchers based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have embarked on the SIME: Human Feasibility Study of an Implantable Middle Ear Microphone after securing £1.4 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding for the next three years. The NIHR, the research arm of the NHS, funded the study after the UHB team … Continue reading “Implantable middle ear microphone study”

International acclaim for lung disease research

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) research nurse Diane Griffiths has received international acclaim for her research into chronic lung disease. Diane’s investigation into the potential link between lung and heart disease was judged the best academic research project by a nurse at the American Thoracic Society Annual Conference, in San Francisco in May … Continue reading “International acclaim for lung disease research”

Young Coloproctologist of the Year

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) registrar Andrew Beggs has been named as the first ever Young Coloproctologist of the Year. He will become the face of the Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) until July 2017, acting as an ambassador for the profession at various events and promoting awareness and … Continue reading “Young Coloproctologist of the Year”

Consultant neurologist recognised with National Institute for Health Research award

A consultant neurologist from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has been recognised with a national award for her research work. Dr Alexandra Sinclair, who is also a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, was among the winners in the prestigious NIHR Industry Principal … Continue reading “Consultant neurologist recognised with National Institute for Health Research award”