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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”

Providing personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours

In a new three-year project, Professor Andrew Peet, Reader in Paediatric Oncology and his team at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, are using new technology to provide more personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours. The study, which is jointly funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research and The Brain Tumour Charity, will … Continue reading “Providing personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours”

Pilot programme success supports research work

The first cohort of professionals have successfully completed the pilot West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP). The programme, launched in October 2014, is aimed specifically at non-medical clinicians who are thinking about embarking on a clinical academic career and undertaking their own research. Seventeen interns from a wide variety of professional groups and health … Continue reading “Pilot programme success supports research work”