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Prizegiving evening celebrates student success

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.

Tue 11 December 2018, 11:43 | Tags: news

MSci Integrated Science

We're excited to have launched a new undergraduate course for 2019 entry, MSci Integrated Science, incorporating principles from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing. Find out more about it.

Tue 11 December 2018, 09:14 | Tags: BMS

Professor Franco Cappuccio

Nature featured research by Professor Franco Cappuccio which shows that day-to-day variations in sleep quality affect standing balance in healthy adults. Read the Warwick press release to find out more about this work.

Wed 05 December 2018, 12:01 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS

Noel McCarthy

Noel McCarthy

Congratulations to Noel McCarthy who has been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, mentored by Kate Seers. WMS staff seeking this teaching accreditation, in particular those without formal teaching qualifications, are supported in preparation by the Learning and Development Centre. Find out more.

Tue 04 December 2018, 11:38 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_APC HS_Ethics

Falls are more likely when you’ve had a bad night's sleep

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.

Mon 03 December 2018, 08:51 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Self-assessing back pain by app just as effective as traditional methods, study shows

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.

Fri 30 November 2018, 08:45 | Tags: news WCTU

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.

Mon 19 November 2018, 11:42 | Tags: news WCTU

Student team retain title in the 2018 Game Show Jamboree

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!

Fri 16 November 2018, 12:36 | Tags: news

This week's press covering

This week's press coverage

The Guardian, the BBC and many others featured work by Ola Uthman on female genital mutilation.

Church Times featured an article by Reverend Mark Bratton on the film The Children Act, which tackles some profound medical-ethical issues.
Community Practitioner reported that a study from the University of Warwick by Dr Joanna Garstang and Dr Peter Sidebotham analysed the causes of sudden unexpected deaths in infants (SUDIs) in England.


Thu 15 November 2018, 15:51 | Tags: HS_PET HS_STATS HS_APC HS_Rehab HS_Ethics

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.

Thu 08 November 2018, 10:57 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_Rehab HS_Ethics

This week's press coverage

Market Business News (and others) reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to research by WMS. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.

World Leisure Jobs reported that the FHT Award for Complementary Therapy Research was awarded to Nicola Brough, clinic director at Torus Wellbeing Clinic and Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown for their initiative: 'Development and validation of the Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (WHHQ): assessing changes in health and wellbeing of Craniosacral Therapy/CAM users'.

Yahoo included comments by Professor Roger Gadsby on the lack of specialist support for NHS staff.

Practice Business included comments by Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown on mental health and wellbeing.


Thu 01 November 2018, 11:12 | Tags: HealthSciences

Nearly a third of UK adults would not attempt CPR, putting lives at risk

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

Tue 16 October 2018, 10:11 | Tags: news WCTU

Inadequate evidence to guide caffeine intake for breastfeeding mothers, review finds

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.

Mon 15 October 2018, 15:14 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15% sales increase

Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School has found.

Mon 15 October 2018, 15:12 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Warwick Medical School professor secures prestigious prize

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.

Mon 15 October 2018, 09:45 | Tags: news BMS

Mr Ling Wong recognised for teaching excellence

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.

Tue 09 October 2018, 09:26 | Tags: news

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.

Tue 25 September 2018, 11:32 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Well done to Dr Lucy Hammond and Dr Debbi Marais

International Networking for Health Education conference

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.

Wed 12 September 2018, 13:00 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Deepak Parashar named Turing Fellow


Congratulations to Dr Deepak Parashar, who has been named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for two years. During this time he will be engaging with the institute on multidimensional data in cancer research.

Wed 01 August 2018, 12:30

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.

Wed 01 August 2018, 12:23 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Ethics

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.

Thu 26 July 2018, 08:52 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe

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.

Mon 23 July 2018, 10:52 | Tags: news

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.

Mon 23 July 2018, 10:50 | Tags: news WCTU

New method discovered to view proteins inside human cells

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.

Wed 04 July 2018, 12:13 | Tags: news BMS

WMS teachers highly commended at University's teaching awards

Congratulations to Rebecca Johnson and Jamie Roebuck, who have been highly commended at the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Tue 03 July 2018, 15:09

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