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Professor Robert Cross awarded Biochemical Society Award for Sustained Excellence 2025

Professor Robert Cross, Warwick Medical School has been awarded the Biochemical Society Award for Sustained Excellence 2025.

The work and contribution of fifteen eminent bioscientists, outstanding educators and exceptional early career researchers has been acknowledged in the annual Biochemical Society Awards following a record year of nominations - Find out more and read the full article here

Thu 04 Apr 2024, 10:56 | Tags: news BMS

Professor Kate Seers achieves prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator Award

We are delighted to announce that Professor Kate Seers, Director of Warwick Research in Nursing, and Deputy Head of Warwick Applied Health (Research) at WMS has received a highly sought after NIHR Senior Investigator award

Fri 15 Mar 2024, 13:54 | Tags: news HealthSciences

WMS joins UHCW for official opening of clinical research facility

We were delighted to attend an event at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire last week for the official opening of their new clinical research facility.

Thu 14 Mar 2024, 15:55 | Tags: news, Community

Group physical and mental health rehabilitation improves life quality for people with long covid

A new study led by our Clinical Trials Unit has found that an online rehabilitation programme improves quality of life for adults with long Covid.

Thu 08 Feb 2024, 09:47 | Tags: news WCTU

Digital pathology cleared for use in cancer screening programmes

New research supported by our Clinical Trials Unit has led to the UK government approving the use of digital pathology to help speed up analysis of cancer screening samples.

Thu 25 Jan 2024, 12:57 | Tags: news

Warwick Medical School leads two revolutionary trials

WMS is leading two revolutionary trials that will compare the treatment benefits of traditional physiotherapy rehabilitation with transplanted knee surgeries.

Mon 15 Jan 2024, 09:44 | Tags: news, CTU

Warwick Medical School researcher and orthopaedic surgeon awarded prestigious Hunterian Professorship

Dr Imran Ahmed has been recognised with the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons for his work at WMS on the treatment, experiences, and outcomes of patients with a meniscal tear of the knee.

Wed 10 Jan 2024, 11:03 | Tags: news

WMS study reveals cardiac arrest figures in England

A national research database led by the Clinical Trials Unit at WMS has revealed stark figures for cardiac arrests in England for 2022, with just 1 in 12 people surviving 30 days after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Wed 10 Jan 2024, 10:50 | Tags: news, CTU

New sleep apnoea diagnostic device could slash waiting times and improve quality of life

A new diagnostic device could help those who experience sleep apnoea get a quicker diagnosis and an improved quality of life, thanks to a trial being led by Warwick Medical School researchers.

Thu 04 Jan 2024, 10:35 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Life-changing technology will be rolled out to people with type 1 diabetes

Thousands of people with type 1 diabetes could be offered wearable technology to help them manage their condition thanks to guidance based on research conducted by WMS.

Wed 20 Dec 2023, 09:56 | Tags: news HealthSciences Warwick Evidence

“Unclear” whether opioids are effective at treating cancer pain

The world’s largest review on opioid medicines for cancer pain, which included WMS researchers, has found it is unclear whether some commonly used opioid medicines are better than a placebo and suggests that non-opioid medicines, including aspirin, may be as effective as opioids.

Wed 20 Dec 2023, 09:50 | Tags: news

Mammography can be reduced for some breast cancer survivors, finds WMS study

Mammography for some breast cancer survivors could be reduced, according to research led by Warwick Medical School’s Clinical Trials Unit.

Thu 14 Dec 2023, 15:27 | Tags: news

WMS wins Innovation of the Year award

A team at Warwick Medical School’s Clinical Trials Unit have won a prestigious award at the Clinical Research Network Awards, alongside colleagues from the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Thu 14 Dec 2023, 12:37 | Tags: news

Dr Meera Unnikrishnan awarded over £2 million for research into C. difficile infection

Associate Professor Meera Unnikrishnan from the Division of Biomedical Sciences has been awarded a Wellcome Discovery Award from the Wellcome Trust to the value of £2,225,509. Her project, ‘Dissecting Clostridioides difficile-host-commensal interactions at the gut interface’, will take place over eight years.

Wed 06 Dec 2023, 11:54 | Tags: news BMS

Prof Ponnusamy Saravanan appointed editor-in-chief of Clinical Medicine

Congratulations to Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan, who has been appointed as the next editor-in-chief of the Royal College of Physicians' oldest journal, Clinical Medicine.

Mon 04 Dec 2023, 14:42 | Tags: news

New Clinical Education Hub opens its doors to students for the first time

Warwick Medical School’s brand-new £4.2m Clinical Education Hub has opened its doors for the first time to students, offering state-of-the-art, purpose-built spaces for Clinical Anatomy and Clinical Skills.

Mon 27 Nov 2023, 10:15 | Tags: news

WMS commits to trialling sexual violence training for medical students

Warwick Medical School have committed to the addition of specialist training on sexual violence awareness and communication skills for their second-year medical students in the 2023/24 academic year.

Mon 27 Nov 2023, 10:09 | Tags: news

Celebrating our highly cited researchers at WMS

Out of the five Warwick academics named in the 2023 Highly Cited Researcher list, we are delighted that three work at Warwick Medical School. Congratulations to Prof Sophie Staniszewska, Prof Jerry Nolan and Prof Dieter Wolke (joint appointment with the Department of Psychology).

Wed 15 Nov 2023, 15:52 | Tags: news

New study shows older and frail patients wait longer for emergency hospital care than younger patients

A new study by Warwick Medical School working with the Society for Acute Medicine has found that younger patients with simpler problems are waiting less time for assessments than frail patients with complex care needs.

Wed 01 Nov 2023, 13:07 | Tags: news

A Gourd day for a pumpkin: the health benefits of this over-looked veg

Pumpkins make their appearance every Halloween, swiftly disappearing for the next year, but scientists believe we are over-looking their health benefits. Researchers at WMS are keen to share the positive impact pumpkins can have on our health and wellbeing – which range from aiding weight loss, improving skin and even reducing risk of cancer.

Thu 26 Oct 2023, 11:10 | Tags: news

MB ChB Student Success

The latest release of UK Foundation Programme Office data from 2021 reveals that our MB ChB finalists performed very strongly in their applications to the Foundation Programme, with 98.59% being allocated to one of their top 5 choices. This was the second highest rate in the UK.

Thu 14 Sep 2023, 11:06 | Tags: news

Light up your life

Last month, the Met Office reported that July was the UK’s sixth wettest on record, and unsurprisingly the UK had 19% fewer hours of sunshine than average over the month, with 140.3 hours in total.

Researchers at Warwick Medical School say that light is the most important environmental cue for synchronising our biological clock and regulating sleep, which if interrupted can have a detrimental effect on our mood and wellbeing.

Read the full news piece

Mon 21 Aug 2023, 13:46 | Tags: news HealthSciences Research

Congratulations - Class of 2023

Our 2023 Summer Graduation took place on Thursday 20 July, celebrating the fantastic achievements of our very first cohort of undergraduate BSc Health & Medical Sciences students, our MB ChB, Master's and PhD students.

Find out more.

Wed 16 Aug 2023, 15:04 | Tags: news HealthSciences BMS Graduation

Olive oil and fresh, sun-ripened plant-based foods: the Mediterranean Diet as a winning combination for health

Dr Thomas Barber says that to promote better health within Western societies, it's essential to reshape our food culture. This means moving away from unhealthy, ultra-processed, sugar-laden, and fibre-depleted foods and gravitating towards wholesome, fibre-rich, plant-based foods reminiscent of the Mediterranean diet.

Read the press release here.

Wed 09 Aug 2023, 08:24 | Tags: news BMS BMS_newpub

Warwick Medical School hold inaugural Graduation event for successful education partnership

Graduands from around the World and their families gathered on Saturday 1 April at University of Warwick to enjoy a truly wonderful event celebrating the first cohort of students graduating from Warwick-iheed partnership programmes.

The ceremony was presided over by the University of Warwick Vice Chancellor Stuart Croft alongside several iheed colleagues including CEO and Founder Tom O’Callaghan. The event celebrated the hard work, dedication and achievement of the students, but also created an opportunity to celebrate the success of the partnership itself - To read the full news item click here

Wed 05 Apr 2023, 13:02 | Tags: news, Community, Education

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