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.
Initial results from the Phase 1 trial for the rVSV ZEBOC candidate Ebola vaccine have now been published. The trial found that the candidate vaccine had no serious side effects although some volunteers experienced fever for the first few days after vaccination, and some developed transient pain and/or swelling of their joints. The candidate vaccine was able to raise antibody responses that neutralized Ebola-like virus particles in the laboratory. The trial team in Kilifi was led by Dr. ...
24th March is ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ - an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of TB worldwide.
To mark the occasion NDM spoke to Professor Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, about the situation in South-east Asia and the ongoing research at OUCRU in to eradicating the disease and improving patient outcomes and Professor Helen McShane about a new TB vaccine approach.
The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit based in Vietnam. They are hosted by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi. They also have sister units in Kathmandu, and Jakarta.
OUCRU have made significant scientific achievements over the last 20 years. The Unit works on research and clinical trials for both infectious and non-infectious diseases. This video features an interview with Professor Guy Thwaites, the Unit's new Director.
As part of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Women in Science series, Professor Helen McShane spoke about juggling her career with raising three children (her children are currently 8, 12 and 14).
"I didn't plan it like this but I have ended up somewhere that I am very happy with." "I would say to many people that I have a job that I love, possibly the best job in the world and that I am very lucky."