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.
A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.
It has been developed by primary care specialists and researchers at Warwick Medical School, GPs, the NHS and local authority managers, with very close involvement from Age UK Warwickshire and carers group, and funded by the NHS, Warwickshire County Council and Global Initiative's 100k Social Digital Fund.
Called Care Companion www.carecompanion.org.uk, it is being launched during national Carers Week 11-17 June 2018.
We were delighted to see several individuals and teams from WMS recognised at Warwick's University Awards on 18 May.
Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week
Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the alleviation of pain through personal endeavour and through her work for the Society.”
Dr Felicity Boardman - an inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!
This is a great broadcast by Felicity now on iplayer radio.
An inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!
Felicity Boardman discusses genetic screening for 'serious conditions'. But what, she asks, is a 'serious condition'? The answer to that question will vary, and might increase as genomic medicine expands. The answer, too, will have dramatic consequences for which people we will accept as future ...
Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust
Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust for 'Pre-conception genetic screening for conditions of uncertain or variable prognosis: social and ethical implications'.
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale for Invitation by the World Health Organisation
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale, who has been invited by the World Health Organisation to serve as a Scientific Advisory Group member, to synthesise practical implementation guidance to support countries introducing health care worker vaccination with influenza uptake or those addressing low immunisation uptake.
Research at Warwick Medical School has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to become overweight or obese.
A delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health visited the University of Warwick on the 8th March to learn about healthcare in the UK and find out about how the NHS tackles population health within the NHS.
The realities of implementing alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations, such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, mean that hoped-for reductions in GP workload and increases in available appointments for patients might not be realised according to a study led by Helen Atherton of Warwick Medical School.
Anjali Raj, a PhD student in our Division of Health Sciences, has been announced the winner of the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ accolade at the prestigious Kairali Awards in India in recognition of her work helping women before, during and after pregnancy.
Dr Felicity Boardman research has found that the majority of people in the UK support screening for spinal muscular atrophy.
Professor Sophie Staniszewska will be a speaker at the New NHS Alliance’s 2017 Action Summit
National Health Executive reported that Professor Sophie Staniszewska will be a speaker at the New NHS Alliance’s 2017 Action Summit being held at the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Prof Diane Playford - £50,000 research into new ways of cancer care
Stratford Herald featured news that a £50,000 research project in which the University of Warwick is involved will look at new ways of delivering cancer care. The article includes comments from Professor Diane Playford.
The University of Warwick is to receive more than £7 million to find better ways of delivering healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people.
Warwick Medical School were delighted to host the annual Society for Academic Primary Care conference on the 12th, 13th and 14th July in the Ramphal Building.