BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme

Alastair Denniston, a leading Birmingham Health Partners Professor and Consultant, has been announced as one of the first participants in The Academy of Medical Sciences’ novel Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research (FLIER) Programme. A Professor at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Alastair is one … Continue reading “BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme”

MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham

Research and innovation in medical technology has moved up a gear thanks to the launch of the MedTech Foundation – a group aimed at bringing together students, trainees and early career researchers to drive the translation of bench research to clinical practice. The launch event was held at the Institute of Translational Medicine in January, … Continue reading “MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham”

Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study

BHP researchers from the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have launched a new study funded by The Drake Foundation to review and potentially enhance concussion diagnosis in football. This new study, supported by the Premier League Doctors Group, which is allowing access to players, is running throughout the 2018/19 … Continue reading “Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study”

Top award for translational biomedical researcher

A BHP clinician scientist and hepatologist Dr Ye Htun Oo has been awarded £1.7 million to fund translational biomedical research into autoimmune liver diseases. The Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research is a single grant of up to £1.7 million awarded by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust. The Trust’s main objective is to fund translational research … Continue reading “Top award for translational biomedical researcher”

Developing future clinical research leaders

A recent report has shown that providing opportunities for nurses, midwives, allied health professions, pharmacists and healthcare scientists (NMAHPPS) to combine delivering patient care with research, can lead to improved quality, efficiency and innovation. The evaluation looked at the experiences of NMAHPPS from across the West Midlands who successfully completed Health Education England (HEE)-funded programmes … Continue reading “Developing future clinical research leaders”