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Brilliant bodies, marvellous medicine - NDS at IF Oxford

Public engagement Research

IF Oxford returns as a digital science and ideas festival with 100 online events from 1 to 31 October 2020 and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is delighted to be taking part.

Ambitious Oxford initiative launched to address graduate under-representation

General

Oxford University and its colleges today announced a major new scholarship scheme for Black graduate students as part of a programme to transform its graduate population by creating more funding opportunities for under-represented groups.

Government boost for digitisation and AI in pathology services

Awards and appointments Clinical Women

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is one of the NHS trusts that will benefit from a £13.5m national funding boost to further enhance cellular pathology services and provide faster and more accurate diagnosis of deadly diseases such as cancer.

QUOD enters partnership with Evotec

Clinical

Evotec SE, a drug discovery and development solutions company, today announced a partnership agreement with the University of Oxford regarding access to biospecimens from the biobank Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD), an initiative of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford in close collaboration with the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) organisation in the UK.

Researchers obtain public feedback on use of digital tools and artificial intelligence in pathology

Public engagement

On Thursday 30 July, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) hosted a virtual Patient and Public Information (PPI) event to seek the views of nine participants on the proposed use of digital tools and artificial intelligence in pathology.

NDS work experience goes virtual

Coronavirus COVID-19 Department Public engagement

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) during lockdown launched a brand-new virtual work experience programme for students interested in pursuing a career in science and medicine.

New academic promotions at NDS

Awards and appointments Department

We are thrilled to announce that five researchers from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been successfully promoted in the 2019-20 academic promotion round.

Fourth issue of JNDS published

Department Publication

Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published its fourth issue.

Oxford University to lead a new national programme of AI research to improve lung cancer screening

Research

UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and industry are investing more than £11 million in an Oxford-led artificial intelligence (AI) research programme to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases.

Varying risk of COVID-19 to health workers revealed

Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research

A study at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has revealed the different levels of risk faced by healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Elisha Ngetich elected President of the Oxford University Africa Society

Awards and appointments

We are pleased to announce the election of Dr Elisha Ngetich, a DPhil candidate at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, as President of the University of Oxford Africa Society for the 2020/2021 academic year.

QUOD Awarded Five-Year Funding Renewal from NHSBT

Awards and appointments

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has awarded £2.4 million to the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) programme, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford on behalf of the national consortium of transplant centres, to extend the biobank infrastructure until 2025.

Professor Peter Friend honoured by the Academy of Medical Sciences

Awards and appointments

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is proud and delighted to announce that Peter Friend, Professor of Transplantation, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Amazing fundraising effort supports NHS workers on COVID-19 frontline

Coronavirus COVID-19

NDS’s own Dr Ying Cui has been working with the Society of Chinese Medical Practitioners and the Oxfordshire Chinese Community and Advice Centre UK to raise funds for personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff.

NDS neuroscientist developing solution for testing COVID-19 at home

Coronavirus COVID-19 General

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) scientist Professor Newton Howard and his teams are working on the implementation of a COVID-19 saliva test.

To the heroes of the pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 General

4th year Oxford Medical School student Alex Grassam-Rowe’s writes on his admiration and respect for colleagues and others pulling together in the fight against COVID-19.

New issue of JNDS published

Department Publication

Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published its third issue.

New Cochrane evidence finds CBT may have benefits for people with tinnitus

Publication Research

A new Cochrane Review says Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may be effective in reducing the negative impact that tinnitus can have on quality of life.

How Oxford Medical Sciences is fighting Coronavirus

Clinical Research

Researchers from across the Medical Sciences Division are working hard to combat the COVID-19 crises. With particular strengths in infectious diseases and international health, we are well placed to contribute to better understanding and effectively controlling the epidemic.

Engaging with tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's Science Festival

Public engagement Research Women

On Saturday 22 February, a team from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) enjoyed a day engaging with some of tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's first science festival.

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