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New reporting guidelines developed to improve AI in healthcare settings

Publication Research

New reporting guidelines, jointly published in Nature Medicine and the BMJ by Oxford researchers, will ensure that early studies on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to treat real patients will give researchers the information needed to develop AI systems safely and effectively.

Another successful year for SITU NDS

Awards and appointments

The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (SITU NDS) has had another successful year, now running ten randomised controlled trials across surgical specialties and securing a total of £32 million in current peer-reviewed grants.

NDS projects awarded CRUK Oxford Cancer Development Fund

Awards and appointments Research

Two research projects at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded pump-prime funding from this year’s CRUK Oxford Centre Development Fund.

DPhil student awarded prestigious prize by Italian medical academy

Awards and appointments Graduate studies

This year’s winner of the prestigious Giovanni Maria Lancisi Award is Dr Pierfrancesco Lapolla Losasso, DPhil candidate at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), presenting the research project 'Combined physiological and biochemical approach for the prediction of abdominal aortic aneurysm growth in humans' conducted through the OxAAA study.

Study finds higher risk of all-cause mortality among paediatric cancer patients in LMICs during the pandemic

Publication Research

During the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, paediatric cancer patients from lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) faced a higher risk of all-cause mortality than those in high-income countries, according to an international study led by the University of Oxford.

Automated assessment of pathology image quality

Publication

The new Oxford-developed artificial intelligence tool PathProfiler automates the quality control of large retrospective pathology image datasets to increase their usability in downstream research.

Athena Swan Silver Award renewal for NDS

Awards and appointments Department

We're delighted to announce that we have been successful in the renewal of our Athena Swan Silver Award, recognising our work in advancing gender equality.

Study reveals that bone changes energy requirements of cancer cells to promote growth and survival

Publication Research Women

Interrogating metabolic cross-talk in the tumour-bone microenvironment, new research from the Edwards Group shows how the pentose phosphate pathway contributes to prostate cancer bone metastasis.

University response to the invasion of Ukraine

General

Read about the University’s response to the invasion of Ukraine, including advice and support available for staff and students impacted, and suggestions on ways to help.

QUOD named UK Biobank of the Year 2022

Awards and appointments

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre awarded QUOD (Quality in Organ Donation) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences first place in the UK Biobank of the Year.

Oxford entrepreneur wins Young Innovators Award to develop non-invasive medical device to wean patients off ventilators quicker

Awards and appointments Innovation

Former Oxford Global Insight Fellow Mihir Sheth has been announced as one of this year’s Innovate UK Young Innovators.

First-in-human implant of a “closed-loop” bioelectronic research system for investigating treatments for brain disorders

Research

Researchers at Oxford University have implanted a novel closed-loop research platform for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in Parkinson’s-like Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).

Dr Lisa Browning wins Golden Microscope Award for training in pathology

Awards and appointments Women

Congratulations to Dr Lisa Browning who has been announced as this year’s winner of the Golden Microscope Award by the Pathological Society.

FDA approves novel organ preservation device developed across Biomedical Engineering and Surgery

Research

First therapeutic device developed within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) completes regulatory approval on both sides of the Atlantic.

Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of a new vaccine within 100 days

Coronavirus COVID-19 Research

The University of Oxford’s vaccine manufacturing research team has today published a pre-print paper demonstrating the feasibility of a step change in the speed and volume of production of adenovirus-vectored vaccines against new virus variants or other future pandemics.

Dr Matthew Bottomley wins Stewart Cameron Science Award

Awards and appointments Research

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Bottomley, who has been announced as the joint winner of the Stewart Cameron Science Award by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

Professor Michael Douek elected Vice President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology

Awards and appointments

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is delighted to announce that Professor Michael Douek has been elected Vice President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO) and will take on the role of President in two years’ time.

Special issue of JNDS published

Publication

Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published a new special issue, featuring highlights from the 2021 NDS Virtual Research Away Day.

NDS takes part in IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival

Department Public engagement

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) were thrilled to part in this year's IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival.

Clare Verrill receives Turing Fellowship

Awards and appointments Research Women

Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year, including Associate Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

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Blog posts

Lights, camera, action! My journey into video production

Dr Hannah McGivern provides a 'behind-the-scenes' account of her experience producing the video 'Journey of a QUOD Sample: Donating to Transplant Research', supported by the funds from the University of Oxford Public Engagement with Research (PER) Seed Fund.

Mentoring in practice

NDS has launched a new, interdepartmental mentoring scheme called RECOGNISE. In this podcast, Gemma Horbatowski (HR Advisor) interviews Monica Dolton (Programme Manager and Research Project Manager) about her experiences of mentor-mentee relationships.

Wrap up of 2021

After a brilliant year of hard work and dedication, the SITU team has done some reflection on 2021, focusing on key events, trial progression, and more. Read on to discover how the year 2021 went for the SITU team...