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Festschrift held for Professor David Cranston

Festschrift held for Professor David Cranston

Department

A festschrift was held on 10 November 2018 in honour of Professor David Cranston, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

NDS alumna Professor Maggie Dallman appointed first Vice President (International) at Imperial College London

NDS alumna Professor Maggie Dallman appointed first Vice President (International) at Imperial College London

Awards and appointments Department Women

Professor Maggie Dallman OBE, who was a member of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) from 1984 to 1994, has been appointed the first Vice President (International) at Imperial College London. Sir Peter J Morris reports on her outstanding scientific career so far.

NDS Team of the Year enjoy activity prize

NDS Team of the Year enjoy activity prize

Awards and appointments Department

Members of the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) initiative recently participated in a paintballing team building event as their prize for winning the NDS Team of the Year award.

Oxford retains top spot for medicine for eighth consecutive year

Oxford retains top spot for medicine for eighth consecutive year

Awards and appointments

Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the eighth consecutive year.

Professor Clare Verrill leads The Oxford Centre for PathLAKE with £2.7m award

Professor Clare Verrill leads The Oxford Centre for PathLAKE with £2.7m award

Awards and appointments Women

The Oxford Centre for Project PathLAKE (Pathology image data Lake for Education, Analytics and Discovery) has been awarded £2.7m from government and industry, funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Oxford secures £17.5 million to lead national AI healthcare programmes

Oxford secures £17.5 million to lead national AI healthcare programmes

Research

Innovate UK and industry are to invest more than £17.5 million in the University of Oxford to develop artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare applications to benefit patients.

NDS at IF Oxford

NDS at IF Oxford

Public engagement Research

Over two fun packed science weekends, NDS staff and students talked about and demonstrated some of the department's exciting and cutting edge research to audiences of all ages at IF Oxford.

Professor Alison Halliday interviewed by Vascular News

Professor Alison Halliday interviewed by Vascular News

Research Women

As her term as the first female president of the European Society for Vascular Surgery comes to end, Alison Halliday, Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, reflects on what she has achieved and the future of the society.

NDS to roll out Human Factors training for GMC investigators

NDS to roll out Human Factors training for GMC investigators

Teaching

All of the General Medical Council’s fitness to practise decision makers, case examiners and clinical experts are to receive Human Factors training, and advice on modifying investigation processes, as part of a collaboration agreed with the Patient Safety Academy - a project led by Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Lauren Morgan at Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Explore our research at IF Oxford

Explore our research at IF Oxford

Department Public engagement Research

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is delighted to be taking part in Oxford's science and ideas festival this month.

Dr Fadi Issa selected as the winning recipient in GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler Grant Program

Dr Fadi Issa selected as the winning recipient in GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler Grant Program

Awards and appointments

Dr Fadi Issa from Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been selected as the winning recipient of a grant for a GeoMx™ Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) from NanoString Technologies, a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products.

Oxford ranked world's best university for third year running

Oxford ranked world's best university for third year running

Awards and appointments General

Oxford was today declared the world’s number one university for the third successive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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.

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