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Category Archives: Corporate

CDPRP contributes to ‘Equity in the STEM workforce’ report

The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice’s EPSRC research project, ‘Women and Spinouts: A Case for Action’ has contributed to the ‘Equity in the STEM workforce’ report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The report makes key recommendations to the UK Government […]

Oxford Brookes Business School awarded Small Business Charter status

In recognition of its outstanding support for small businesses, student and social entrepreneurship and commitment to the local economy, Oxford Brookes Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award. The Small Business Charter Award is a national accreditation, assessed by small business leaders, and Oxford Brookes Business School now joins 36 other institutions who hold […]

Research programme tackling COVID-19 variants of concern receives funding boost

 A gift from the Red Avenue Foundation will enable the expansion of a major research programme aimed at rapidly identifying and interrogating emerging COVID-19 variants. The funding will support a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust as they continuously assess new COVID-19 variants, […]

Oxford vaccine reaches one billion doses released

The University of Oxford’s and our partners AstraZeneca have today announced that one billion doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 coronavirus vaccine have been released, to more than 170 countries, marking a key milestone as part of the University and AstraZeneca’s joint vision to make the available to the world, on a not-for-profit basis for the […]

Two doses of vaccine offer same protection from COVID as prior infection, study finds

Two doses of either the Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine offer similar protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to that coming from natural immunity after infection, an ongoing study of healthcare workers has found. None of the 1,456 healthcare workers at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust who had received two vaccines had a symptomatic infection […]

PRINCIPLE trial finds antibiotics azithromycin and doxycycline not generally effective treatments for COVID-19

In March 2020, the UK-wide Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older people (PRINCIPLE) trial was established as a flexible, platform randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19 that might be suitable for use in the community to help people recover more quickly and prevent the need for […]

OUH ACHIEVES TECHNOLOGY ACCREDITATION

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) in Oxford has been rated highly for how it uses technology to improve patient care.  Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, has reached ‘Stage 6’ on the EMR Adoption and Maturity (EMRAM) scale, the second highest rating by the international Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  HIMSS is […]

Hidden damage to lungs from COVID-19 revealed in new research study from Universities of Oxford & Sheffield

Early findings from a study into longer-term damage amongst patients recovering from COVID-19 suggest that the use of cutting-edge scanning techniques may detect previously unseen lung damage. Research by Oxford and Sheffield Universities is the first in Europe to use hyperpolarised xenon gas with MRI scanning to identify the impact on lung function as patients […]