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Sarah Salih

MSc, BSc

Research Associate

I obtained a first class honours in Biomedical Science in 2016 before completing an MSc in Cardiovascular Research at King’s College London where I achieved a pass with distinction. My research was carried out in the Academic Department of Vascular Surgery at St Thomas' Hospital in London and involved developing a novel angiogenic treatment for patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI). I have a special interest in the development of novel therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative strategies for patients through application of this research by evidence based medicine. I therefore decided to join the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) as a Research Associate where I am responsible for identifying, critically appraising and analysing evidence from randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in transplantation for the Transplant Library and Transplant Trial Watch. My role also includes writing systematic reviews and meta-analyses for the NDS, as well as helping students and other members of staff in the production of publications by the department.

The Transplant Library was developed by the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET) and includes all randomised controlled trials, clinical practice guidelines and selected, good quality systematic reviews in solid organ transplantation. It was designed to provide easy and quick access to high quality evidence based information on all aspects of organ transplantation. The Transplant Library is now the most used online information resource in organ transplantation and has been endorsed by leading national and international transplant societies. The Transplant Trial Watch is a monthly overview of 10 new trials including a summary and methodological commentary that is distributed to over 22,000 clinical professionals, worldwide. My research in the department, therefore, contributes to the evidence-based practice by medical professionals in transplantation, internationally.