Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research

Free online Course about Clinical Research: Sign up and share the link!

NIHR and the University of Leeds have worked in partnership to develop a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about clinical research.  The course is free and open to all.  The course will be valuable to anyone wanting to find out more about clinical research and its role in improving healthcare, including patients, professionals and school children.

The course trailer can be viewed here.


Heart Research UK Novel and Emerging Technologies Grant

Heart Research UK is now accepting outline applications for the Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) Grant with a deadline of 1st October 2015.

Applicants can apply for funding of up to £250,000 to develop a novel and emerging technology or a new application of an existing technology.

Please click here to view the HRUK website for more information and details of how to apply.

New Multiple Sclerosis Society Funding Calls

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has now opened the following funding calls:

  • What are the barriers and facilitators to prescribers enabling people with MS access to disease modifying treatments?  Commissioned Project.
  • What evidence is there that early treatment with aggressive disease modifying treatments improves prognosis for people with MS? UK MS Clinical Trial Network Commissioned Project.
  • Deadline for submission is 12 noon, 28 September 2015 for both calls.

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Reminder: Internal funding available to support early industry engagement

The MRC’s internal Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund (PtD) will aim to support individual mobility to enable early engagement with industry as well as placement opportunities with businesses that could accelerate the translational potential of your work.  Work must be biomedically relevant and support the MRC’s remit.

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A guest post from the Director of the History of Medicine Unit, Jonathan Reinarz – a major Hospital History Conference

On 9th April the International Network for the History of Hospitals (INHH) held their biennial conference in Dubrovnik on the theme ‘Segregation and Integration’.  Home to some of the world’s first quarantine institutions, Croatia was suited to this theme.  On this occasion, which saw two dozen presentations on institutions from the medieval to the modern period, I delivered a paper on the emergence of burns units in the UK, c. 1845 – 1950.

The photo shows quarantine provision outside the city walls.

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