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NDS research fellow offers advice at local sixth form careers evening

Public engagement

Dr Dimitrios Doultsinos, Prostate Cancer Research Associate at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), recently took part in a sixth form careers evening at Abingdon School.

Oxford named best for medicine for ninth consecutive year

Awards and appointments

Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Stimulating young minds at IF Oxford

Department Public engagement Research Women

During this year's IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival, a NDS team of outreach volunteers spent a fun weekend stimulating young minds with a range of family-friendly activities.

NDS professor receives teaching excellence award

Awards and appointments Teaching

The 2019 MSD Teaching Excellence Awards were celebrated in a ceremony at Merton College on Wednesday 23 October.

Best first aid for a burn injury

On National Burn Awareness Day, Mr Fadi Issa, a Wellcome Trust CRCD Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has featured on BBC Breakfast to explain what to do if your child suffers a burn or a scald.

Advances made in understanding how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's

Publication Research

A group of researchers, including Professor James FitzGerald from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have published findings from its OxQUIP study looking at how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's.

NDS clinical lecturer wins prestigious prize at ESOT Congress

Awards and appointments Research Women

Dr Sushma Shankar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has been awarded the second prize for the very first European Society of Organ Transplant (ESOT) Leonard da Vinci Transplant Research Innovation Award, the most prestigious award of the ESOT 2019 Congress in Copenhagen.

Pre-clinical study able to regrow bone in myeloma model

Research Women

New research shows that BMP inhibitors are able to reverse the main untreatable symptom of multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.

Professor David Taggart presents results of the VEST III trial

Clinical Research

On Friday 4 October, Professor David Taggart from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) presented the results of the VEST III trial at the 2019 European Cardio-Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

Professor Ashok Handa to receive lifetime achievement accolade at 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards

Awards and appointments Teaching

Professor Ashok Handa has been announced as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement prize at the 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards.

Professor Rutger Ploeg recognised for lifetime achievements

Awards and appointments Research

Congratulations to Professor Rutger Ploeg who has been recognised by UEMS Europe with the first-ever Honorary Diploma of the Division of Transplant Surgery for his lifetime achievements in transplant surgery research and training.

High-profile doctors visit the Patient Safety Academy

Clinical Department Research Women

The Patient Safety Academy (PSA) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences was honoured to host two high profile British doctors and an international research leader yesterday.

Dr Matthew Bottomley discusses his research into skin cancer in kidney transplant patients

Research

Dr Matthew Bottomley from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has written about his work on the development of skin cancer in renal transplant recipients, which is funded by the British Skin Foundation.

MRI assisted biopsies more effective at identifying prostate cancer that needs treatment than standard biopsies

Publication Research

Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published on 7 August in JAMA Network Open. The research, led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Universities of Bristol, Ottawa, Exeter and Oxford, combined the results from seven studies covering 2,582 patients.

Richard Colling elected Junior Research Fellow of Kellogg College

Awards and appointments Research

Our congratulations go to Dr Richard Colling from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) who has been elected to a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) at Kellogg College in Oxford.

Oxford host surgical research training course: BOSTiC 12-14 June 2019

Clinical Research

The 5th annual Bristol Oxford Surgical Trials Course (BOSTiC) was held in Oxford this year at Worcester College, University of Oxford. The course is primarily aimed at surgical trainees who are interested in clinical research, with an emphasis on design and conduct of randomised control trials.

Neil Mortensen awarded Honorary Membership of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Awards and appointments

Neil Mortensen, Professor of Colorectal Surgery in the University of Oxford Medical School, has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI).

NDS to take part in UNIQ+ Graduate Summer School

Department Teaching

The University of Oxford is launching the UNIQ+ Graduate Summer School this year and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is delighted to be taking part.

Engaging with scientists and surgeons of the future at Cheltenham Science Festival

Public engagement Research

On Wednesday 5 June, a team from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) spent a fantastic day sharing and learning with some energetic scientists and surgeons of the future at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

Oxford’s OrganOx is shortlisted for the MacRobert Award 2019

Awards and appointments Research

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the finalists for the 2019 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation.

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