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Director of NDS SITU secures exchange fellowship from American Surgical Association

Congratulations to Associate Professor Sheraz Markar who has been awarded the 2024 American Surgical Association - European Surgical Association (ASA-ESA) Exchange Program Fellowship.

Establishing Healthcare Workers’ Confidence in AI: New case study published


A case study from Articulate Pro, written by Monica Dolton and Associate Professor Clare Verrill, on how to build healthcare workers' confidence in artificial intelligence (AI) has recently been published by NHS England.

Fire and Wire podcast: Oxford women making a global impact

University Women

This International Women's Day (8 March), Professor Irene Tracey sat down with women from across the University who are making a global impact with their work.

Fadi Issa shortlisted for Vice-Chancellor's Awards

Awards and appointments University

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Fadi Issa has been shortlisted for this year's Vice-Chancellor's Awards.

Success for researchers at the CRUK Oxford Centre Symposium

Awards and appointments Graduate studies Research Women

Congratulations to Dr Wencheng Yin and Sophia Abusamra who were awarded winner and runner-up respectively in the poster presentation competition at the 2024 CRUK Oxford Centre – Oxford Cancer Symposium on Wednesday 13 March.

AI reveals prostate cancer is not just one disease

Publication Research

Artificial Intelligence has helped scientists reveal a new form of aggressive prostate cancer which could revolutionise how the disease is diagnosed and treated in the future.

Study assesses long term risk of invasive breast cancer after pre-invasive disease


Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) outside the NHS breast screening programme are around four times as likely to develop invasive breast cancer and to die from breast cancer than women in the general population, finds a University of Oxford study published by The BMJ today.

New guidance published to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots


Surgical robotics are amongst the most complex devices entering healthcare, but how should we evaluate them? Published today in Nature Medicine, the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long-term monitoring (IDEAL) Robotics Colloquium outlines the latest guidance to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots.

Professor Neil Mortensen recognised in New Year Honours

Awards and appointments

Professor Neil Mortensen has been appointed a Knight Bachelor in the King's New Year Honours 2024 for services to surgery and in recognition of his contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDS surgeon scientist leads an international transdisciplinary consortium towards delivering NetZero healthcare

Awards and appointments Innovation Research

The European Union Horizon Europe (with joint funding from UK Research Innovation) has awarded NetZeroAICT Consortium major funding to develop a novel technology with great potentials to promote climate neutral and sustainable healthcare.

Prostate Cancer UK awards NDS researchers significant grant to understand why some cancers become more aggressive

Awards and appointments Research

Prostate Cancer UK has awarded nearly £430,000 to Dr Srinivasa Rao and Associate Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) to lead a three-year project investigating why some prostate cancers change shape and become more dangerous, with the aim of helping men with prostate cancer to get the most effective treatment.

DPhil student wins award at international congress

Awards and appointments Graduate studies

At the recent IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress in San Diego, Dr Mohamed Elzawahry was announced as one of the successful recipients of a TTS Scientific Congress Award for the work he has been undertaking over the past year as a DPhil student in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Triple award success for academic clinical lecturer

Awards and appointments

Mr Keaton Jones, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), has three reasons to celebrate after scooping three prestigious awards.

Breakthrough insights: Diffusion-limited oxygen release from stored blood unveiled in new article


In a new article published in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (DPAG) and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford present compelling evidence that challenges established notions about oxygen delivery during organ perfusion.

Michael Douek begins term as President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology

Awards and appointments

Professor Michael Douek has assumed his role as the 22nd President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO ~ ACS), effective 7 November 2023.

Jon Austyn wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Jon Austyn has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Medical Sciences Division 2023 Teaching Excellence Awards.

Announcing the launch of our new AI web section


The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has launched a new section on its website offering an overview of the many artificial intelligence (AI) projects underway in the department.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm patient awareness event: A day of celebration and learning

Clinical Public engagement Research

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) hosted an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Patient and Public Open Day on Saturday 7 October, which was attended by more than 150 people.

Showcasing cutting edge science at IF Oxford

IF Oxford, the annual city-wide science and ideas festival, returned this month and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) were thrilled to take part again.

Peter Morris and his Legacy to Transplantation: New book published by David Cranston

David Cranston, Emeritus Associate Professor of Surgery, has published a new book entitled 'Peter Morris and his Legacy to Transplantation'.

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