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Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Award Success

The University of Birmingham’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing has been awarded four major grants.

Dr Simon W Jones: £886,068 from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop a roadmap to understand and target the complexity of patient-reported joint pain in osteoarthritis.

Mr Babu Naidu: £1,705,993 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to test an app-based prehabilitation programme versus usual care to enhance recovery of physical function and reduce complications after lung cancer surgery.

Professor Elizabeth Sapey: £29,586 from the Medical Research Council (MRC) as part of a larger collaboration which she leads across University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) and the University of Nottingham to create a blueprint for a federated network of trust research environments.

Professor Elizabeth Sapey was also awarded £900,000 from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and £300,000 from Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK) for both capital and operating costs to support PIONEER, the health data hub in acute care.

Professor Janet Lord: £10,858 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council-Medical Research Council (BBSRC-MRC) as part of a larger collaboration with University College London (UCL) to investigate ageing across the life course.

The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing conducts research into the role inflammation plays in ageing and the response to trauma, from basic science to clinical trials.