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The University of Birmingham proudly hosts the Birmingham Centre for Clinical Trials which includes two clinical trials units, the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit and the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU). The latter is currently celebrating the 21st year since its foundation.
Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine in the Institute of Applied Health Research, has been awarded this year’s George Abercrombie Award for his outstanding contribution to primary care.
Posted 11 December 2018
A study by the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas.
Posted 10 December 2018
The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a large-scale systematic review of research.
Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)'s Innovate UK, to investigate patients' experience of cell and gene therapies.
Posted 28 November 2018
Professor Justine Davies joins the University of Birmingham from Kings College London. With a keen interest in non-communicable diseases and their necessary health system structures, Professor Davies is also working towards improved data collection for health system planning.
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