Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London), has been appointed to the board of a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help boost jobs and support economic growth in the capital.
UCL and the UK government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects.
As part of UCL's collaboration to establish Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy at New Giza University (NGU), Eastman Director Professor Stephen Porter visited NGU School of Dentistry earlier this month.
“Even though I see this disease on a professional level every day, I still find the stories heartbreaking,” says Nick Fox, Professor of Neurology at the Dementia Research Centre. “I recently diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a person aged 50. They've got it because they carry the gene – and therefore their three children and their three brothers and sisters all have a 50% risk of developing the disease.” It is hard to imagine how painful it must be to receive this diagnosis knowing it will affect not only your own health but that of your entire family – but Professor Fox still has to deliver it.
“TO SEE children who would have been dead sitting and standing is something I never thought I would see.”