22 March 2018
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.
2 March 2018
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.
26 February 2018
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.
14 February 2018
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.
12 February 2018
On Thursday 1 February, staff and students from across the department came together for the annual NDS Research Away Day.
8 February 2018
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, including Dr Claire Edwards from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
29 January 2018
Experts in Med Tech Regulation and Surgical Technologies join the Medical Sciences Division Industry Experts in Residence Scheme.
22 January 2018
A team led by Peter McCulloch, NDS professor and Chair of IDEAL, has examined how surgical research has improved in the last two decades and whether the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations have contributed.
11 January 2018
Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.
5 January 2018
The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.
21 December 2017
NDS is pleased to announce the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.
21 December 2017
Professor Clare Verrill has recently been appointed the lead of workstream 4 (Technology and Informatics) within the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) initiative, CM-Path (Cellular Molecular Pathology initiative).
19 December 2017
Sadly, NDS has to report that Derek Hart, one of the department's distinguished DPhil students who subsequently became Professor of Transplantation and Immunotherapy at the University of Sydney in Australia, has passed away. Professor Christopher Winearls has written his obituary.
29 November 2017
Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, recently received the 2017 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology in recognition of her outstanding basic scientific and clinical research achievements.
22 November 2017
A symposium to discuss topics around talking about dying was recently held at St Catherine's College in Oxford.
3 November 2017
Personal Assistant Gillian Roberts and colleague Georgios Vrakas, a Consultant Transplant Surgeon also based at Oxford Transplant Centre, have successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
25 October 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), along with the Hugh Cairns Surgical Society (HCSS), successfully organised the 4th Oxford Surgical Skills Symposium in John Radcliffe Hospital on Saturday 14 October.