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Prof Colin Macdougall awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Colin Macdougall, who has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by AdvanceHE.

Tue 06 Aug 2019, 09:04 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer made at University of Warwick

Cell freezing (cryopreservation) – which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research – can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant, discovered by researchers at WMS and the Department of Chemistry.

Mon 05 Aug 2019, 11:25 | Tags: news BMS

WMS Master's in Public Health ranked 16th in the world

We're delighted that our Master's in Public Health has been ranked 16th in the world in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking 2019.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 09:26 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Prof Paramjit Gill named Medical Professional of the Year

Paramjit Gill, Professor of General Practice, has been named winner of the Medical Professional of the Year accolade at the 2019 British Indian Awards.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 09:20 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Wolfson Foundation pledges £750,000 for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building

One of the UK’s most generous supporters of Higher Education, the Wolfson Foundation, has pledged £750,000 to support lab space in the new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB), which will fund the Tissue Mechanobiology and Human Disease research laboratories.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 08:30 | Tags: news

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to an academic paper by WMS and Queen Mary University of London.

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10:52 | Tags: news

WMS Research Fellow awarded Faculty Thesis Prize for cancer research

Research Fellow Gabrielle Larocque has been awarded the WMS Thesis Prize by the University of Warwick’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine in recognition of her cancer research.

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 08:30 | Tags: news BMS

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Our 2019 summer graduation took place last week, 18 July, celebrating the fantastic achievements of our MB ChB, Master's and PhD students.

Tue 23 Jul 2019, 11:45 | Tags: news

Endometriosis: Immune cell discovery could provide relief for women with ‘hidden’ pain disorder

WMS researchers have discovered how cells in our immune system play a role in stimulating the growth and activity of nerve cells in the condition, leading to increased sensitivity to pain in the pelvic region.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 11:38 | Tags: news BMS

Molecular ‘clutch’ puts infection-fighting cells into gear

Two proteins that act as a ‘clutch’ in cells to put them in gear and drive our immune response have been identified for the first time by a team including researchers from Warwick Medical School.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 09:46 | Tags: news BMS

Funding of almost £9 million announced for NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) with academic leadership from the University of Warwick, has today been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research.

Thu 11 Jul 2019, 09:26 | Tags: news

Reflective model developed at WMS published by General Medical Council

The General Medical Council has published on its website a new reflective model that has been developed by Warwick Medical School staff and students as an example of good practice.

Tue 02 Jul 2019, 09:14 | Tags: news

Dr Raquel Nunes: Older adults’ independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather

Efforts to support older people during extreme heat should focus on those who lack independence or have pre-existing health issues, according to Dr Raquel Nunes, an expert from Warwick Medical School.

Thu 27 Jun 2019, 10:58 | Tags: news HS_STATS

Warwick medical student presents maternity research at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' World Congress

A third year Warwick medical student has presented her research at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' World Congress.

Thu 27 Jun 2019, 08:26 | Tags: news

Prof Siobhan Quenby helps couple to have baby after 13 miscarriages

A woman from Kenilworth who suffered 13 miscarriages gave birth to a girl after pioneering work by Warwick Medical School's Professor Siobhan Quenby.

Wed 19 Jun 2019, 09:07 | Tags: news BMS

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

Congratulations to our Dean of Medicine, Professor Sudhesh Kumar, who has been awarded an OBE for services to medicine and diabetes care in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 08:26 | Tags: news

Warwick medical finalists ranked second in the UK

Warwick Medical School has been ranked second in the UK based on graduating students’ highest average total score for the Foundation Programme.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 14:03 | Tags: news

WMS graduating medic is top performer in the country

We are delighted that one of our graduating medics, James Thornton, has achieved the highest score in the UK in the national Foundation Programme job applications process this year, making him a step closer to achieving his ambition of becoming a surgeon.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:23 | Tags: news

HER2 positive early breast cancer: 6 months treatment with Herceptin is as good as 12 months for preventing cancer return

Clinical trial results published by our Clinical Trials Unit show that women treated with 6 months of Herceptin for HER2 positive early breast cancer did as well in terms of their risk of breast cancer returning as those getting the currently conventional 12 months treatment.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:10 | Tags: news WCTU

Video GP surgeries could curb need for face-to-face visits

Patients consulting their doctor by video link could reduce the need for GP visits but it is not suitable for everyone, a pilot study involving Warwick Medical School has found.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:15 | Tags: news HealthSciences

New study sheds light on how blood vessel damage from high glucose concentrations unfolds

A mechanism in the cells that line our blood vessels that helps them to process glucose becomes uncontrolled in diabetes, and could be linked to the formation of blood clots and inflammation according to researchers from WMS.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:13 | Tags: news

Mortality rate ‘weekend effect’ not a reliable measure of care quality in hospitals

The higher mortality rate for weekend hospital admissions should not be used as an indicator of quality of care due to the lack of data preceding patient admission and on the severity of their illness, a new study conducted at Warwick Medical School has concluded.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:10 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Only one in five doctors aware of patient feedback about their care online, survey reveals

Around one in five doctors are aware of patient feedback about themselves on review and ratings websites, according to a new survey of health professionals.

Mon 03 Jun 2019, 12:23 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Prof Franco Cappuccio awarded Recognition of Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction

The 2019 Awards Committee of the World Hypertension League has awarded the 2019 WHL Recognition of Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction to Professor Francesco Cappuccio in recognition of his role as a global leader who has contributed much to better the global population.

Wed 22 May 2019, 14:43 | Tags: news HealthSciences

WMS pregnancy researchers named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Professor Siobhan Quenby and Professor Jan Brosens from WMS have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Wed 22 May 2019, 08:06 | Tags: news BMS

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