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Congratulations to our new Associate Professors

Congratulations to our new Associate Professors

Awards and appointments Department

We are delighted to announce that three staff members from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been successfully promoted in the 2017/18 academic promotion round.

Dr Fadi Issa awarded Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship

Dr Fadi Issa awarded Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship

Awards and appointments Research

Congratulations to Academic Clinical Lecturer Dr Fadi Issa who has been awarded a four-year Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship in support of his project entitled ‘Investigation of hypoxia-sensing mechanisms in immune regulation’.

Two countries, seven teaching centres, 550 miles: Miss Katherine Hurst gears up for first ever RCSEd cycling symposium across Britain

Two countries, seven teaching centres, 550 miles: Miss Katherine Hurst gears up for first ever RCSEd cycling symposium across Britain

Innovation Public engagement Women

A dozen surgeons and surgeons-in-training, including NDS DPhil student Miss Katherine Hurst, will soon take to the road for the first ever Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Travelling Surgical Symposium.

Oxford and Philips team up to deploy innovative digital pathology network

Oxford and Philips team up to deploy innovative digital pathology network

Clinical Innovation Women

A team of pathologists in Oxford, including Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), is working with healthtech company Philips to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients.

Cochrane review investigates the effects of ear drops for earwax removal

Cochrane review investigates the effects of ear drops for earwax removal

Publication Research

A new Cochrane review into the effects of ear drops (or sprays) to remove or aid the removal of ear wax in adults and children has been released from the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

MRC Development Pathway Funding Scheme grant awarded

MRC Development Pathway Funding Scheme grant awarded

Awards and appointments Research

Mr Stuart Winter, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Clinical Research Associate at NDS, along with Professor Hisham Mehanna from the University of Birmingham, have been awarded a Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) grant from the MRC for their project 'Validating the PredicTR treatment response classifier for oropharyngeal cancer (PredicTR 2)'.

Professor Kathryn Wood awarded the 2018 Medawar Prize

Professor Kathryn Wood awarded the 2018 Medawar Prize

Awards and appointments Women

Professor Kathryn Wood has been honoured by The Transplantation Society (TTS) for her lifetime contributions in the field of transplantation with its highest distinction, the Medawar Prize.

Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs

Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs

Innovation Publication Research

Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.

Cochrane Review shows the benefits of nasal saline in allergic rhinitis

Cochrane Review shows the benefits of nasal saline in allergic rhinitis

Research

Professor Martin Burton has written about the latest evidence on nasal saline (salty water) irrigation for allergic rhinitis caused by hay fever or year-round allergies.

Dr Regent Lee wins CX Clinician Trainee Abstract Prize

Dr Regent Lee wins CX Clinician Trainee Abstract Prize

Awards and appointments

Dr Regent Lee has won the Clinician Trainee Abstract Prize at the recent Charing Cross International Synposium (CX) for his presentation titled 'Applied Machine Learning for the Prediction of Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Humans'.

NDS neurosurgeons to feature in BBC documentary celebrating 70 years of the NHS

NDS neurosurgeons to feature in BBC documentary celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Clinical Department Innovation Research

Neurosurgeons from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences are set to feature in a BBC documentary called 'How the NHS Changed our World: The John Radcliffe'.

Professor Kathryn Wood joins new team of scientific advisors

Professor Kathryn Wood joins new team of scientific advisors

Awards and appointments Women

Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, joins Intellia Therapeutics's team of new scientific advisors focused on cell therapy in immuno-oncology and autoimmunity.

Liver transplantation research featured on the cover of Nature

Liver transplantation research featured on the cover of Nature

Publication Research

A team of scientists, including Dr David Nasralla and Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have had their research featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Nature.

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Innovation Publication Research

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

£1.1m for seven research projects to improve pancreatic cancer survival

£1.1m for seven research projects to improve pancreatic cancer survival

Awards and appointments Research

Seven cutting edge research projects, including a project led by Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have been awarded grants totalling £1.1 million by the UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). The grants bring the charity’s total research support to £10 million.

The Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards - First awards made

The Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards - First awards made

Awards and appointments Women

We offer many congratulations to Rebeca Arroyo Hornero and Jessica Padley who are the first two recipients of the Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards.

Oxford and Newcastle receive £1.7m for vital biobank expansion

Oxford and Newcastle receive £1.7m for vital biobank expansion

Research

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers in Oxford and Newcastle, led by Professor Rutger Ploeg from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been awarded a grant of £1.7 million from the Medical Research Council. The four-year grant will enable the expansion of the successful Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) initiative, currently funded and supported by NHS Blood and Transplant.

Newly discovered optical layer may help uncover causes of brain disorders

Newly discovered optical layer may help uncover causes of brain disorders

Publication Research

Newton Howard, Professor of Computational Neurosciences and Neurosurgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has discovered a functional optical layer in the human neocortex. This new insight into how the brain works may lead to uncovering causes of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

Professor Paul Tam awarded the Denis Browne Gold Medal

Professor Paul Tam awarded the Denis Browne Gold Medal

Awards and appointments

Professor Paul Tam, Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and former member of the NDS, has been awarded the 2017 Denis Browne Medal of the British Association of Paediatric Surgery.

NDS Research Away Day 2018: winners and highlights

NDS Research Away Day 2018: winners and highlights

Awards and appointments Department Research

On Thursday 1 February, staff and students from across the department came together for the annual NDS Research Away Day.

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