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Oxford University to lead a new national programme of AI research to improve lung cancer screening

Research

UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and industry are investing more than £11 million in an Oxford-led artificial intelligence (AI) research programme to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases.

Varying risk of COVID-19 to health workers revealed

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

A study at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has revealed the different levels of risk faced by healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Elisha Ngetich elected President of the Oxford University Africa Society

Awards and appointments

We are pleased to announce the election of Dr Elisha Ngetich, a DPhil candidate at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, as President of the University of Oxford Africa Society for the 2020/2021 academic year.

QUOD Awarded Five-Year Funding Renewal from NHSBT

Awards and appointments

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has awarded £2.4 million to the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) programme, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford on behalf of the national consortium of transplant centres, to extend the biobank infrastructure until 2025.

Professor Peter Friend honoured by the Academy of Medical Sciences

Awards and appointments

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is proud and delighted to announce that Peter Friend, Professor of Transplantation, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Amazing fundraising effort supports NHS workers on COVID-19 frontline

Coronavirus COVID-19

NDS’s own Dr Ying Cui has been working with the Society of Chinese Medical Practitioners and the Oxfordshire Chinese Community and Advice Centre UK to raise funds for personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff.

NDS neuroscientist developing solution for testing COVID-19 at home

Coronavirus COVID-19 General

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) scientist Professor Newton Howard and his teams are working on the implementation of a COVID-19 saliva test.

To the heroes of the pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 General

4th year Oxford Medical School student Alex Grassam-Rowe’s writes on his admiration and respect for colleagues and others pulling together in the fight against COVID-19.

New issue of JNDS published

Department Publication

Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published its third issue.

New Cochrane evidence finds CBT may have benefits for people with tinnitus

Publication Research

A new Cochrane Review says Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may be effective in reducing the negative impact that tinnitus can have on quality of life.

How Oxford Medical Sciences is fighting Coronavirus

Clinical Research

Researchers from across the Medical Sciences Division are working hard to combat the COVID-19 crises. With particular strengths in infectious diseases and international health, we are well placed to contribute to better understanding and effectively controlling the epidemic.

Engaging with tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's Science Festival

Public engagement Research Women

On Saturday 22 February, a team from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) enjoyed a day engaging with some of tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's first science festival.

NDS Research Away Day 2020: winners and highlights

Awards and appointments Department Research

Around 150 staff and students from across the department gathered at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford on Thursday 6 February for our sixth annual NDS Research Away Day.

Professor Clare Verrill collaborates on international cancer genomes project

Publication Research Women

Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford has contributed to the publication of The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) project.

Study reveals how cancer cells use bone marrow fat for growth and survival

Publication Research Women

As society battles with an obesity epidemic, new research from the Edwards group shows how increased body fat contributes to cancer establishment and progression.

NDS launch new journal

Department Publication

We are pleased to announce that the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has launched a new journal showcasing case reports written by medical students at the University of Oxford during their surgical attachment.

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.

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