Dr Andrew Clark, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, and Dr Pamela Ewan, Consultant Allergist, both based at CUH, are leading a team that has helped peanut allergic children eat peanuts safely again, using immunotherapy. The new treatment, which is a world first, gradually and carefully increases the amount of peanut protein the body can tolerate and […]
Dr Susan Wan has recently joined the School as the new Administrative Head of CATO (Clinical Academic Training Office) from the Department of Zoology. CATO is responsible for the day-to-day administration of eight major programmes, reports on over £20M in funding, and looks after over 300 trainees. We warmly welcome Dr Wan to the School.
Congratulations to Jason Ali, Department of Surgery, who has won the prestigious Patey Prize at the recent Society of Academic and Research Surgery conference for his presentation ‘Heterogeneity in indirect pathway CD4 T cell alloresponses’. The Patey prize celebrates the work of David Patey (1899-1977), a distinguished surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital who gained international recognition […]
The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were launched in 2007 and provide flexible and practical help to female post-doctoral researchers. Applications are now invited for one of four fellowships worth £15,000 each. The winners may choose to spend their fellowship grants in any way that is helpful to them in furthering […]
(Photo copyright MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology) As reported in a recent newsletter, the University has now taken over the old Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) buildings from the MRC and one part has had its name changed from the rather uninspiring ‘Block 7′ to the Clifford Allbutt Building, after the Regius Professor of Physic […]
The Careers Service are running a CV Workshop for those thinking of applying for Group Leader or Lectureship positions. It will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 13 February 2014. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to book your place.
Dr Estée Török, Senior Research Associate, Department of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Clinician Scientist Fellowship by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Health Foundation. The Clinician Scientist Fellowship enables clinicians to conduct research within a clinical setting in order to improve the long-term quality of healthcare. Dr Török’s Fellowship was one of […]
The annual clinical students’ Elective Presentation Grand Round took place on Wednesday 8th January. In 2013, 162 students travelled to 41 different destinations across five continents, ranging from some of the most resource-poor nations on earth to first world countries, including a significant number of projects here at home in the UK. Three students were […]
This year, for the first time in its history, the University will be offering a complete programme of medical education to all its medical students. Successful applicants accepted to study Medicine starting in October 2014 will be admitted to a co-ordinated six year programme in which the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos will be followed by the […]
New research, led by Professor Douglas Fearon, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute has identified how the ‘wall’ around cancer tumours functions and how to break it down, enabling the body’s own defences to reach and kill the cancer cells within. The method uses a drug (AMD3100, also known as Plerixafor) to break down the protective […]