The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is part of the Medical Sciences Division. It hosts one of the largest groupings of Biomedical Researchers in the University Sector, and is also responsible for a significant part of the teaching of clinical medical students with the Oxford Medical School.
In a public talk on Thursday 17th September at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Professor Angela Brueggemann talks about the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial-resistance bacteria in hospitals and the general community. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious global threat and there is an urgent need for new antimicrobial drugs: the Prime Minister David Cameron has announced independent review of this issue in 2014. Booking (via email) advised.
International students aged between 18-21 made pipe-cleaner mosquitoes, played a video game about malaria, and learnt about how NDM's vaccine research is changing lives around the world. 36 students from the London International Youth Science Forum visited the Oxford Vaccines group and the Jenner Institute on Thursday 30th July.
More than half of infection-causing microbes are now resistance to treatment in some countries. To tackle this problem, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) and the Vietnam government have signed an aide memoire on combating antimicrobial resistance.
THE ETHICS OF RESEARCH
Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah leads the Department of Bioethics & Engagement at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand. She is particularly interested in ethical issues in community engagement, data sharing, consent and assent in paediatric research.
Fighting malaria is one of our major objectives. Many NDM scientists try to find new ways to help the millions of people worldwide who are affected by malaria. In our edutainment game, players role-play as mosquito or malaria parasite, and interact with different stages of the disease's life-cycle.