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UNIQ+ Research Internship at NDS – applications invited

Department Graduate studies

We are delighted to announce a new UNIQ+ Research Internship in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

EndoNET randomises first patient of 2023

Research

A trial investigating how effective endocrine treatment is, prior to surgery in post-menopausal women with breast cancer, has randomised its first patient of the year.

Sheraz Markar awarded Associate Professor title

Awards and appointments Department

We are very pleased to announce that Sheraz Markar has been awarded the title of Associate Professor by the University of Oxford.

Welcome to our new Vice-Chancellor

University

Professor Irene Tracey, CBE, FMedSci, became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford on 1 January 2023. She was previously Warden of Merton College, Oxford, her alma mater. She is also Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

New Associate Professor at NDS

Awards and appointments Department Women

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is very happy to report that Joanna Hester has been promoted to Associate Professor.

Professor Martin Burton elected as Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Awards and appointments

Professor Martin Burton, Professor of Otolaryngology in Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) and Director of Cochrane UK, has been elected as the next Master of Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge.

New Cochrane review on antihistamines for motion sickness

Publication Research

A new systematic review from Cochrane ENT at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences says antihistamines are likely to reduce the risk of developing motion sickness (travel sickness) in susceptible adults under naturally occurring conditions of movement, but they may be more likely to cause drowsiness than placebo.

Society for Endocrinology 2022 Early Career Prize Lecture awarded to Catherine Lovegrove

Awards and appointments Graduate studies Women

We are delighted to share the fantastic news that Miss Catherine Lovegrove is one of two winners of the Society for Endocrinology (SfE) 2022 Early Career Prize Lecture.

Life-changing results from DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility at NDS

Research

A new documentary film launched by the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) on World Diabetes Day 2022 features an interview with Professor Paul Johnson, as he describes life-changing results from the DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

Dimitrios Doultsinos wins Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Awards and appointments Research

Dr Dimitrios Doultsinos, a John Black Research Fellow in Prostate Oncology at Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), was one of this year’s recipients of the highly coveted Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Young Investigator Award.

Obituary: Professor Sir Peter J. Morris FRS (17 April 1934 – 29 October 2022)

Department

It is with great sadness that we report Peter Morris’s death. Peter died peacefully of metastatic colon cancer on Saturday 29 October at the age of 88, at home in Witney, surrounded by his wife Jocelyn and members of his large family. Peter has been one of the greatest Oxford medicine figures and was the third Nuffield Professor of Surgery between 1974 and 2001.

New Professor of Vascular Surgery announced

Awards and appointments

Many congratulations to Ashok Handa who has been awarded the title of Professor of Vascular Surgery in this year's Recognition of Distinction exercise at the University of Oxford.

New course director for MSc in Integrated Immunology: Anna Furmanski

Awards and appointments Department Graduate studies

Dr Anna Furmanski has recently been appointed as Course Director for the MSc in Integrated Immunology programme ahead of Professor Jon Austyn’s retirement after 19 years in the role. Dr Furmanski is an experienced educator, course leader, academic supervisor, and research immunologist.

Inspiring curious minds at IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival

Department Public engagement

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) were excited to once again be part of IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival.

Appointment – Director of Graduate Studies

Awards and appointments Graduate studies

After many years, Professor Jon Austyn is stepping down as Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), prior to his retirement at the end of this academic year. We are delighted to welcome Professor Claire Edwards as his successor.

Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research

Awards and appointments Research

Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients.

Double success at The Transplantation Society Conference

Awards and appointments Graduate studies Research Women

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is pleased to announce its success at the 29th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2022) in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 10 to 14 September. Hisashi Hashimoto and Professor Fadi Issa received a Mentee-Mentor Award and Marie Sion won a Young Investigator Award.

Catherine Lovegrove wins Best Poster Prize at BAUS Endourology Meeting

Awards and appointments Women

Congratulations to Miss Catherine Lovegrove from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences on winning the Best Poster Prize at the 2022 British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Endourology Section Annual Meeting.

Peter Friend wins British Transplantation Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards and appointments

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is thrilled to announce that Professor Peter Friend has been recognised for his outstanding achievements in clinical transplantation by the British Transplantation Society (BTS).

The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The University of Oxford is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The University enjoyed a close relationship with the Queen throughout her reign and gives thanks for her 70 years of service to the nation.

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Blog posts

Marathon challenge for Prostate Cancer UK

Runners of all abilities started 2023 by challenging themselves to run 26.2 miles across January to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK as part of the charity’s Run the Month: Marathon Edition.

Staff Census: We need you!

All Medical Sciences staff are invited to log into HR self-service and ensure their contact, diversity background and disability details are up to date. Between 6% and 27% of staff in the Division are missing their diversity data which makes it difficult to complete statutory reporting, understand or track our population changes and to plan actions around staff diversity and equality – make sure your data is complete today!

Oxford MedSci goes silver: 10 Years of Athena SWAN

The Medical Sciences Division is celebrating 10 years since its first Athena Swan bronze application, and the first year in which all 16 of its departments have achieved a silver award. The silver award recognises commitment to gender equality, understanding culture and context, and more. Read about our department’s hard work and innovation.