Amie Wilson reports from Africa

Who am I?

I’m Dr. Amie Wilson, International Trial co-ordinator for the AIMS Trial (Antibiotics In Miscarriage Surgery).  I am a  midwife with a true passion for improving maternal health in low resource setting.

What is the research?AIMs 1

AIMS is an international study working to improve miscarriage care in low income countries.  The study will involve 3400 women from Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan.  Miscarriage is common and affects around 20 million women every year.  The study will tell us if giving a single dose of antibiotics before surgery for miscarriage will reduce infection. Continue reading

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MHRA GCP Symposium 2015

On 3rd March members of the Clinical Research Compliance Team, along with colleagues from Trials Units PC-CRTU and CRTU, attended the MHRA Good Clinical Practice Symposium in Hammersmith, London (http://www.mhragcp.co.uk/page/view/about/).  The MHRA conducts inspections to ensure compliance with clinical trials regulations and the symposium is designed to support the work the University does in the area of clinical trials. Continue reading

National Lung Matrix Trial launched

The University of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit is to be part of an innovative clinical trial to test a variety of medicines which could offer hope to patients who would otherwise have very limited treatment options.

Led by chief investigator Professor Gary Middleton, the trial will partner Cancer Research UK with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Pfizer to create a pioneering clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer – marking a new era of research into personalised medicines to treat cancer. Continue reading