The Data Science and AI Showcase: SAVE THE DATE 12th September 2022 - DS&AI Showcase
The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence showcase will be held at Warwick this year and is open to anyone in the research teams and wider audiences active in Data Science and AI.
The two keynote speakers are directly aligned to Women in STEM, with Anne-Maire Imafidon almost confirmed as the closing plenary speaker.
There will also be a poster exhibition, and full details on how to enter can be found with this link Poster Competition - submissions just need to be a high-res PDF, all printing costs are covered and there are a few prizes up for grabs.
Register here and join us to debate
Women's Academic Network: Turning research into stories
Monday 11 July, 12.00pm, GLT3 - Please note change of date
Dr David Gregor-Kumar, the BBC West Midlands Science Correspondent, will be coming to talk to the network. Come along and learn how to speak about your research and teaching on the radio or TV and counteract the under-representation of women scientists who broadcast their findings. Please let Stephanie Smart (email@example.com) know if you are planning on attending for numbers and catering purposes, along with any dietary requirements.
Impact of Covid-19 on hospice care
During the Covid-19 pandemic hospice care across the West Midlands fell below the “gold-standard” despite the best efforts of frontline healthcare professionals. This news has been revealed in a report from the end of life charity Marie Curie, based on research from WMS led by Dr John MacArtney. Read the university's press release hereLink opens in a new window and the full report and films explaining the study and findings hereLink opens in a new window.
New research at the University of Warwick will investigate whether many of the physical and psychological effects of ageing are already determined for us by the time we are born thanks to new funding of over 2 million euros.
New Induction Training for Data Protection & Information Security launches 31 January 2022
Following the summer '21 launch of our new Annual Refresher course on Data Protection & Information Security, we have now completed production of a single new Induction course. It will be ready for launch and use by all new employees from 31 January 2022 as part of their mandatory new starter training.
Congratulations to PhD student Liz Corrigan, supervised by Deborah Biggerstaff, Annie Young and Mark Sujan, who has been awarded an Empire Medal. The ceremony was held at Birmingham University.
Read more about Liz's experience below:
I was awarded the British Empire Medal for two things, firstly the work I did as Staff Covid Swabbing Hub Lead with the Wolverhampton Quality Team, which is part of Black Country and West Birmingham CCG. This involved being day to day operational lead, and also taking a strategic lead on planning and the development of standard operating procedures and policies for staff swabbing. Secondly it was for leading on a Strategy and Retention Plan for General Practice Nursing across the CCG footprint, which was recognised by NHS England and Improvement.
Both of these projects were 100% team effort and couldn't have been achieved without the support of my clinical and non-clinical colleagues (from the CCG, general practice, acute trust and local authority) who worked on everything from policy development and co-design, to swabbing, security and marshaling, to booking patients in, chasing and recording results, to training, organising estate and the supply of equipment and PPE. I'm proud to share the award with them.
We unfortunately didn't win the HSJ Patient Safety Team of the year award but were shortlisted for the work we did around staff and care home swabbing, improving infection prevention procedures with the aim of reducing harm and safeguarding patients.
We are pleased to share news that eight members of the WMS community have secured Fellowships with the University's Institute of Engagement.
Co-production of knowledge: the future - BMJ
Congratulations to Professor Felicity Boardman
Congratulations to Professor Felicity Boardman who has been made a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement.
Congratulations to Professor Sophie Staniszewska
Congratulations to Professor Sophie Staniszewska who has been made a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement. Sophie says becoming a Foundation Fellow creates 'a great link for us and a chance to further embed involvement and engagement in our teaching and research'.
Dr Michelle Miller, a Reader in Biochemical Medicine at the University of Warwick, has been elected to serve on the executive committee of the British Sleep Society. Find out more here.
Prof Franco Cappuccio from MHWB unit has letter published in the BMJ regarding CPR in Covid-19 patients
Noel McCarthy awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
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.
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.
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.