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REF 2021 recognises Oxford’s medical, health and life sciences research excellence

Oxford’s reputation as a thriving powerhouse for medical, health and life sciences research has been highlighted today with the publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, a UK-wide assessment of university research. The results of the REF 2021 exercise demonstrate that the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University continue to deliver research that […]

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Expansion of the Oxford Joint Research Office

Expansion of the Oxford Joint Research Office Oxford’s Joint Research Office (JRO) has expanded to include teams from Oxford Health (OH) NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Brookes University (OBU), joining the clinical research support teams from the University of Oxford (OU) and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust.  The Oxford JRO now includes both of […]

OUH WELL PLACED FOR POST-PANDEMIC CLINICAL RESEARCH

Clinical research at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in a leaner and more focused way, with studies only resuming if they are considered likely to deliver. In March 2020, Oxford, like the rest of the country, paused all of its clinical research activities to reduce the risk […]

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Grant for research education and training awarded

A major research grant worth over £750,000 will enable The Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) to develop research capability and capacity, and provide research education and training across the two organisations. The grant will support the development of an evidence-based workforce, establish and […]

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New study shows significant impacts of severe COVID-19 infection on pregnancy outcomes

A new analysis from Oxford Population Health has found that pregnant women that are 30 years old or more, overweight, of mixed ethnicity or have gestational diabetes have a greater risk of contracting severe COVID-19, which poses significant risks for both mother and baby. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing evidence has shown that severe COVID-19 infection […]

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Funding boost for early-stage clinical research

Oxford is one of 28 sites that will benefit from over £160 million awarded over five years to expand early phase clinical research for the benefit of NHS patients. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced the funding for its Clinical Research Facilities (CRF) on Monday 28 February. The NIHR Oxford Clinical Research Facility […]

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Medical Sciences welcomes Steve Bates as Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

The Medical Sciences Division welcomes Steve Bates, CEO of the UK Bioindustry Association, as a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence. Steve Bates will be working very closely with our Translational Research Office and key teams across the University of Oxford’s innovation ecosystem. Steve will lead an initiative to capture how academic institutions can deliver lifesaving […]

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How Oxford has shaped cancer science

As part of World Cancer Day 2022 we are diving into 10 of Oxford’s most impactful historical and modern contributions to the field of cancer science and treatment. Read more about what Oxford researchers have done to shape this ever-important area of medical science. 1. UNCOVERING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HYPOXIA IN CANCER SCIENCE A discovery […]

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Lung abnormalities found in long COVID patients with breathlessness

Researchers have identified abnormalities in the lungs of long COVID patients who are experiencing breathlessness that cannot be detected with routine tests. The EXPLAIN study, which involves teams in Oxford, Sheffield, Cardiff and Manchester, is using hyperpolarised xenon MRI scans to investigate possible lung damage in long COVID patients who have not been hospitalised with […]

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Preliminary findings show ‘count me in’ is making research more inclusive at Oxford Health

Oxford Health’s innovative ‘count me in’ pilot project is having a positive effect on research recruitment according to a letter published in the journal Evidence Based Mental Health. ‘Count me in’ was launched in August 2021 after studies showed that asking clinical staff to collect research contact consent was resulting in a low uptake from […]

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