News in the College

Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Dr Clare Ray receives the Joseph Chamberlain Award for Educational Advancement

Dr Clare Ray
Description:
Dr Ray has been recognised by the University for her outstanding work on widening participation.
Date:
08 August 2022

University of Birmingham signs licensing deal with world’s largest COVID-19 test provider

Gloved hand holding Covid-19 test tube
Description:
The licence is for a new testing method that is just as sensitive as PCR, but faster than a lateral flow test
Date:
04 August 2022

New Insights into Increases in Unexplained Paediatric Hepatitis Cases

Young female child in a field looking into the distance
Description:
Professor Deirdre Kelly and Dr Zania Stamataki, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, provide insights into increases of unexplained paediatric hepatitis.
Date:
04 August 2022

Institute Awards Six Academic Promotions in 2022 Academic Promotion Round

Aston Webb building on campus
Description:
Six academics within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham have been promoted in the 2022 academic promotion round.
Date:
04 August 2022

Successful Round of Multiple Academic Promotions for Institute 2022

Aerial view of the Aston Webb Building on the Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description:
Eight academics within the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham have been promoted in the 2022 academic promotion round.
Date:
03 August 2022

Respiratory Clinical Lecturer receives £1.3M MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Dr Rahul Mahida
Description:
Dr Rahul Mahida, Respiratory Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship totalling £1.3M.
Date:
01 August 2022

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Intensivist Wins Chief Investigator of the Year

Dr Barney Scholefield Award
Description:
Dr Barney Scholefield, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children's Hospital, wins Chief Investigator of the Year
Date:
29 July 2022

Hair and libido loss join fatigue and brain fog among wider list of Long Covid symptoms

Woman holding a clump of black hair that has come away from head
Description:
Health records from 2.4m people in UK suggest that 61 symptoms part of wider Long Covid experience, and that certain key demographic groups more at risk
Date:
25 July 2022

Second brain tumour risk lower than thought after radiotherapy

Nine fMRI scans of the brain set out on black background with some scans in focus
Description:
Treatment for noncancerous growths around pituatary gland double risk of secondary tumours, much lower than previous research suggests
Date:
14 July 2022

Research shows investigational drug fosters nerve repair after injury

Graphic of spinal column
Description:
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown that a brain-penetrating candidate drug can foster regeneration of damaged nerves after spinal trauma
Date:
12 July 2022

Official inauguration of The Dame Hilda Lloyd Network drives forward women's health agenda

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Maureen Cornish, cutting the ribbon to launch the network
Description:
The Dame Hilda Lloyd (DHL) Network was officially launched on the 9th June at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
12 July 2022

Hypertension poses major health risk for patients in middle income countries

Woman checking man's blood pressure
Description:
Hypertension is revealed as a major health problem for middle-income countries – leading to heart problems and death.
Date:
07 July 2022
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