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.
Doctoral students are invited to find out about clinical academic careers on 15th September between 4.30-6.00pm, in the Seminar Room at the WIMM. This event is open to all clinical training fellows across Oxford University who want to know about support for clinical academic careers (including for overseas trainees) and how current trainees are tackling the challenges of progressing up the ladder post-DPhil. If you would like to attend, or have any questions, contact Dr Val Macauly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a letter to the South China Morning Post the 'bottom up approach' of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and Chinese University for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) free online course on disaster and medical humanitarian response was praised. Since its launch in mid-June, 749 students have enrolled on the course, with 347 from Hong Kong. This shows a great demand for disaster information locally and globally. Hong Kong has the potential to develop into a regional hub for disseminating this knowledge.
A programme led by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science, Malaria Atlas Project and the NDM Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU) in Jakarta, has recently won the Google Impact Challenge 2014. EOCRU is a subunit of the Wellcome-Oxford Major Overseas Programme based in Viet Nam, which is part of NDM Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health. The ...
Prof Helen McShane has been working on a new TB vaccine for 10 years. There are about 9 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths every year from tuberculosis. She developed MVA85A, a vaccine with the aim to boost the cellular immune response induced by BCG.
Dr Faith Osier is a research scientist in the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya.
"My first mentor was Professor Charles Newton, who guided me through clinical research. Subsequently, I switched to basic science research where I have received long-term mentorship and inspiration from Professor Kevin Marsh."