Our 2018 MB ChB Prizegiving Evening took place last week, 6 December, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of our medical students over the last year and recognising teaching excellence amongst our staff.
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Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from Warwick Medical School and the University of Warwick's Department of Engineering.
Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from Warwick Medical School has shown.
Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds
A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and sponsored by the University of Warwick has found that the standard chemotherapy used to treat a specific type of throat cancer remains the most effective.
A team of four second year MB ChB students, the 'Titanic Swim Team', have been crowned winners of this year's WMS Game Show Jamboree - for the second year in a row!
This week's press covering
This week's press coverage
The BBC featured an article in which Professor Franco Cappuccio discusses salt’s effect on the body.
WKZO, Channel NewsAsia and others featured comments by Dr Joanna Garstang on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in an article discussing the safest bedding for infants.
Eurofresh Distribution reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to WMS research. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.
Education Executive featured an article about mental wellbeing at work which includes comments from Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown.
WIRED UK included comments by Dr Michelle Miller on the link between sleep quality and physical health.
This week's press coverage
Nearly a third of UK adults (30%) wouldn’t perform CPR if they saw someone suffer a cardiac arrest, according to worrying new figures released to mark Restart a Heart Day
There is no robust evidence for positive or negative effects of maternal caffeine consumption during breastfeeding on a breastfed child, according to research by Warwick Medical School.
Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School has found.
Congratulations to Professor Mark Achtman, who has been announced as the winner of the highly-esteemed Pettenkofer Prize 2018 for his lifetime work on evolution of bacterial pathogens and their association with humans.
Congratulations to Mr Ling Wong, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at UHCW and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at WMS, who has been awarded the accolade for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Education of Warwick Medical Students’ at this year’s UHCW OSCA Awards.
Prof Sophie Staniszewska in the news
BioMed Central featured an article about patient peer review in academic journals which mentions that Professor Sophie Staniszewska is part of the patient reviewer survey team.
Well done to Dr Lucy Hammond and Dr Debbi Marais
Well done to Lucy Hammond, Alyson Quinn and Debbi Marais, who delivered a symposium on ‘Addressing challenges to enhancing the student experience for part-time professional learners in healthcare’ at the AdvanceHE 29th International Networking for Healthcare Education conference in Cambridge last week, which was very well received.
Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade
The Conversation featured an article by Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing how an ex-Barcelona player’s legal liver transplant is focusing attention on the human organ trade.
Frances Griffiths named Turing Fellow
Congratulation to Professor Frances Griffiths, who is being named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for a duration of two years. During this time she will be undertaking case studies on social and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. She is already a member of the Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group.
Genome research conducted by Warwick Medical School suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.
Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but nearly doubles the survivors’ risk of severe brain damage
A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests led by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.
Congratulations to Rebecca Johnson and Jamie Roebuck, who have been highly commended at the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence.