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Warwick Medical students continue to shine in pandemic effort

Warwick Medical School continues to be proud of the contribution our medical students are making during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon 01 Mar 2021, 11:01 | Tags: news

TV and film ‘thump’ is not effective alternative to CPR, researchers at University of Warwick demonstrate

In a new study from Warwick Medical School, the effectiveness of three alternatives to CPR were examined, and it was concluded that none were beneficial.

Tue 23 Feb 2021, 11:47 | Tags: news

Rolland Iriarte

It is with sadness that we share with you the news that one of our alumni, Rolland Iriarte has recently died. He graduated from the MB ChB programme in 2010 and will be remembered as a gregarious, kind and caring man.

Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:46 | Tags: news

Women in science, innovate in science

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the University spoke to some our researchers and asked them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.

Thu 11 Feb 2021, 09:38 | Tags: news BMS

CryoLogyx spin out from GibsonGroup

A new spin out company has been awarded funding from innovateUK to develop new frozen cell products. The company will use technology developed in the Gibsongroup which uses synthetic polymers to protect cells (and other biologics) during freezing, and to make them easier to transport and deliver. The company is being led by a postdoc in the group, Dr Tom Congdon.
Read the press release here
Read about the group’s research here

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 16:24 | Tags: news BMS

'Reconnecting Academic Primary Care in the SW Region'

The Unit of Academic Primary at Warwick Medical School are delighted to be hosted the SW Society for Academic Primary Care 2021 on-line conference.

Call for abstracts and registration are now open!

Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:19 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

MB ChB student led clinical audit highlights importance of mental health support for older adults

Dr Jean-Pierre Laake, a final year MB ChB student at WMS, who has continued to work as an epidemiologist alongside his studies, is highlighting the need to support good mental health in older adults during the winter months.

Wed 06 Jan 2021, 14:56 | Tags: news HS_APC

PhD student receives BEM for services to healthcare

Congratulations to WMS PhD student Liz Corrigan who has been included in the New Year Honours List for her contribution to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue 05 Jan 2021, 15:38 | Tags: news

Warwick hails news of landmark Covid-19 vaccination in our region

The eyes of the world turned to Coventry and Warwickshire this month as the very first patient to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine (outside of a clinical trial) did so at our partner site, University Hospital Coventry.

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 13:14 | Tags: news

Faces of the frontline against COVID-19

While working on a Covid 19 ward medical student Matthew Thompson came up with the idea of a photography project documenting NHS workers labouring during the pandemic. The results of his photographic observations can be seen in his work 'Humans of the Pandemic.' Read more about his work here.

Tue 08 Dec 2020, 17:12 | Tags: news

WMS academics listed as world-leading researchers as part of Stanford University’s global listing

Congratulations to the 20 current Warwick Medical School professors who were acknowledged in Stanford University’s world-wide list of researchers that recognises the top 2% of global leading scientists.

Tue 24 Nov 2020, 09:32 | Tags: news

WMS/UHCW Covid response wins International Pathology Conference poster competition

The College of Pathologists' annual International Pathology Day Conference recognises and celebrates the contribution and achievements of pathology and laboratory medicine services that work to address global health challenges and improve the health outcomes of global communities.

Fri 13 Nov 2020, 09:36 | Tags: news BMS

Dr Michelle Miller Elected to the Executive Committee of British Sleep Society

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.

Thu 15 Oct 2020, 15:30 | Tags: news HS_MHWB Sleep Medicine

Professor Siobhan Quenby meets Duchess of Cambridge during visit to London miscarriage research centre

Professor Siobhan Quenby joined scientists in meeting Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge yesterday at Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research to mark #BabyLossAwarenessWeek

Thu 15 Oct 2020, 14:38 | Tags: news

Diagnostic tool for Coronavirus being developed by University of Warwick makes significant step forward

Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting COVID-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather than just its proteins, a significant step in making it a viable test in future.

Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12:05 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Autistic Children in Berkshire School to Benefit from New Digital Healthcare Apprentice Support

Prior's Court is working with WMG to help recruit two specialist Digital Healthcare apprentice staff. The new Digital Healthcare Apprentices will study towards a Bachelor of Science Undergraduate degree in Digital Healthcare Science drawing on the expertise of WMG and WMS.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 15:12 | Tags: news

COVID-19 measures deepening health inequalities in slum communities

Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by WMS.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 15:08 | Tags: news HealthSciences

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19 according to a new study from WMS.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 15:06 | Tags: news HealthSciences

University of Warwick partners in project forming part of UK Government’s support for global communities impacted by COVID-19

Researchers at WMS are part of an international research team that have been awarded funding by the UK Government to investigate remote primary healthcare consulting for people with long term conditions in Tanzania and Nigeria.

Fri 11 Sep 2020, 13:10 | Tags: news HealthSciences

New study hopes to reduce the demand for colonoscopies within the NHS

WMS and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust are investigating whether a new dual testing method can improve the diagnostic accuracy for patients with suspected significant bowel disease (SBD) - without the need for a colonoscopy.

Fri 11 Sep 2020, 13:05 | Tags: news BMS

Reset ethics: supporting ethical decision-making in non-Covid health services during and after the pandemic

Researchers at WMS are involved in a new project that will examine the issues of resetting NHS services following the suspension of all but essential services during lockdown.

Mon 07 Sep 2020, 14:44 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Risk factors for mortality in diabetic patients discharged from hospital identified

Researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG and WMS have identified known risk factors for mortality in adult patients discharged from hospital with diabetes.

Wed 02 Sep 2020, 13:13 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Customers buying home testing kits for COVID were often misled by third-party websites, new study finds

Home-testing kits sold online in the UK and US in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic were provided with incomplete and in some cases, misleading information on how accurate they were, a new UK study by WMS and the University of Birmingham has found.

Thu 27 Aug 2020, 09:04 | Tags: news

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19

More effective measures to prevent infection spreading within households are a vital part of preventing a second wave of COVID-19, say researchers at WMS and the University of Birmingham.

Mon 24 Aug 2020, 11:17 | Tags: news HealthSciences

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