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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Birmingham Dental School on TV!!

Back in November the Peridontal Research Group helped in making a TV programme ‘The Truth about Teeth’.  You may have seen part one, broadcast on 4th June.  Part two features our very own Peridontal Research Group and will be broadcast on 11th June 9 pm.

In addition to flagging this up for you to watch we’d also like to encourage you and your friends and family to participate in our evaluation of the programme.  We’re looking for people to fill out two surveys – one before and one after watching the programme.  Want to join in?  Please follow this link:

Fellows Symposium – Thursday 9 July

Following the tremendous success of previous Fellows Symposia, this year we have opened up the event to include Fellows from the whole of CMDS.  The event is suitable for all levels from PhD students to Professors.  Presenters will be recently appointed Birmingham Fellows who have secured their own independent funding from a variety of sources, usually at an early stage in their career.  They will  be talking about their research in lay terms so that everyone will be able to understand, even if it is not your area of expertise.  Registration details and a full programme with talk titles will be announced shortly.

The event will take place in the Leonard Deacon Theatre.

Pint of Science Festival

Last week Birmingham successfully hosted its first Pint of Science Festival in pubs across the city.  Aimed at informing the public about relevant scientific information such as the notion of personalised cancer treatment and how robots can help us with defence and security.  Several academics and students from MDS took part in the sold out events, from organising the events and speaking on the nights to volunteering at the venues.  You can find out more information here and you can follow the Pint of Science team on twitter @pintofscience and see all the tweets and photos from the week!

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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