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”

Young patients with cancer to benefit from £1million investment in genomic testing

Children and young people living with cancer from across the West Midlands, Oxfordshire and parts of Southern England will now benefit from improved genetic testing, thanks to a seven-figure donation to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity from Children with Cancer UK, in partnership with Kwik-Fit. Home to one of the largest children’s cancer centres in the … Continue reading “Young patients with cancer to benefit from £1million investment in genomic testing”

New diagnostic test standards required in wake of Covid19

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has today published its review of the statistical evidence needed to assure the performance of future diagnostic tests, so we are better prepared for future pandemics. The RSS Working Group on Diagnostic Tests – which is co-chaired by  Professor Jon Deeks of BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham – is calling … Continue reading “New diagnostic test standards required in wake of Covid19”

Patients with COVID-19 launch immune responses against own tissues

A UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium-funded study led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has found that many patients with COVID-19 produce immune responses against their body’s own tissues or organs. COVID-19 has been associated with a variety of unexpected symptoms, both at the time of infection and for many months afterwards.  It is not … Continue reading “Patients with COVID-19 launch immune responses against own tissues”

New research network to investigate rare and complex paediatric syndromes

New and improved ways of supporting children with rare and complex syndromes are to be investigated by pioneering collaborative research network ‘Cerebra’ – a unique academic team that truly integrates knowledge, expertise and resources across universities in the Midlands and Surrey. Cerebra Network Co-Director Dr Jo Moss (University of Surrey) said: “The Network is a … Continue reading “New research network to investigate rare and complex paediatric syndromes”