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.
Oxford Open Doors is an annual weekend event, run by The Oxford Preservation Trust, which encourages locals and visitors to discover and learn more about the city of dreaming spires. NDM will once again be taking part in the Oxford Open Doors event, which takes place this year on 13th-14th September 2014.On 13th September there will be a science fair in NDMRB between 10am and 4pm. Free tours of the Target Discovery Institute will take place both days at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm ...
One of NDM's units, The Jenner Institute, is to start clinical safety tests of a candidate Ebola vaccine, aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,200 people in the current outbreak in West Africa. The human trials of this vaccine are to be accelerated with international consortium funding in response to the Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Following on from the success of previous events, this year's Old Road Campus Research Building NDM Units summer school-holiday outing was to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. On the 12th August 2014, scientists and their families travelled by coach to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. When the 24 adults and 21 children arrived at the centre they were then free to explore the wide variety of activities on offer over the two floors.