- Welcome to the Institute's new Internet
- Stem cell technique offers new potential to treat blindness
- 20% of adult obesity might be caused by infant nutrition
- Study to reduce birth defects
- Beta thalassaemia gene therapy success
- Genetic link with human male infertility identified
- New research into Congenital Toxoplasmosis endorses UK health guidance for pregnant women
- ICH Poster Competition and Open Day
- Is 'breast only' for first six months best?
- Six months of exclusive breast feeding: how good is the evidence?
- Major new programme to tackle childhood obesity launched
- Study shows that early detection of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency would save lives
- £28 Million boost to understand child health
- The impact of sex selection and abortion in China, India and South Korea
- Regenerative medicine success for muscles
- New study examines early-onset eating disorders in under-13s
- International 50-year mortality trends in children and young people reveal an inadequate response to the health problems and causes of death in adolescents, particularly young men
- Apples, oranges and jam – the tasty way to keep kidney disease at bay
- Scientists prove heart has built-in repair mechanism: Exciting breakthrough towards mending broken hearts
- Fight for Sight awards £1 million for retinal disease research
- New Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families
- UCLB and NCYPE announce a commercialisation agreement with Special Products Limited for Epistatus®
- Molecular scalpel hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- Eating disorders linked to fertility problems and negative feelings towards pregnancy
- Science: From Cradle to Grave
- £36 million boost for children's health research
- Gene therapy success for children born without functioning immune system
- ICH Open Day 2011
- Under 16s make up less than one per cent of NHS patient surveys
- Mitochondria genes and cardiomyopathy
- Child Health Research PhD Studentships 2012-13
- Tate Liverpool exhibition inspires pioneering science games
- No consistent decrease in child maltreatment despite years of policy initiatives designed to achieve it
- New approach on bone marrow transplant infections
- Genetic testing for antibiotic related deafness
- Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity announces plans to build a Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research
- Gene therapy shows clinical effect in third immune disease
- Clean delivery kits linked to substantial reduction in neonatal deaths in South Asia, study shows
- Genetic variant inherited from the mother significantly increases birth weight
- Not enough is known about prescription drug use in pregnancy, say experts
- Improving access to education and employment and reducing the risk of transport-related injury are among the best ways to improve adolescent health
- Research reveals association between red hair gene and rare birthmarks
- Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
- Surgery boost for children with drug-resistant epilepsy.
- Professor of economics and deputy director appointed to the new UK Birth Cohort Study
- First example of a heritable abnormality affecting semantic cognition found
- New Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health
- New approach to recording suspected child abuse in patient records
- Amniotic fluid yields alternatives to embryonic stem cells
- ICH OPEN DAY AND POSTER COMPETITION
- Europe’s first research centre to battle birth defects
- New cause of thyroid hormone deficiency discovered
- £10 million boost for Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research
- EU awards grant to develop new drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- New research centre for teenagers with arthritis
- Major study shows steep decline in figure for diagnosed epilepsy
- Obesity leads to vitamin D deficiency
£36 million boost for children's health research
19 August 2011
The National Institute for Health Research, advised by an international panel of experts, has confirmed a further five years’ funding for the Biomedical Research Centre based at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health. The award is of approximately £36 m and supports the only Biomedical Research Centre in the UK solely focussed on children.
Commenting Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive, said “This is fantastic news for our ability to translate research into the benefit of patients quickly and effectively."
"It helps reinforce our position as a leading institution worldwide in research into children’s health."
“Can I thank everyone who worked so hard to get the bid together and congratulate all of them on this success.”
Announcing awards across the country, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies said:
“The National Institute for Health Research centres and units announced today have been selected because of the world class quality of their translational research. By focussing on translational research across a wide range of diseases, the centres and units will help pull new scientific discoveries into benefits for NHS patients. I believe they will make a significant impact on the health of the population.”
BRC Background Information
Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital NHS Trust (GOSH) and its academic partner, University College London’s Institute of Child Health (ICH) represent the largest grouping of biomedical research dedicated to children outside of North America. Our diverse patient population creates a unique environment and opportunity to translate basic research findings quickly and efficiently into medical practice to benefit patients. The specific aim of our BRC is to achieve this by developing and responding to new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments and apply these to children with the overall aim of improving health.
Over the next five years we will further develop our capacity for ‘Experimental Medicine’ by focusing on several key areas; these include efforts to understand the molecular basis of childhood disease, initiatives to develop new diagnostic and imaging modalities for diseases in children, initiating trials of new gene, stem and cellular therapies and evaluating original therapies for a broad range of childhood diseases.
Broader UCL successes
All three UCL-linked BRCs were funded, with colleagues at UCLH and Moorfields also receiving their BRC funding. Commenting, Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost, said: “The outcome of this grant process really is a fantastic success for UCL and our partner hospitals. I pay tribute to all those staff who were involved in the bids and who have made these initiatives the successes that they are.
The fact that we are a partner in four centres and units which will receive funding is testament to the strength of our links with UCLH, Moorfields and Great Ormond Street, and our ability to effectively combine medical research with clinical practice.
GOSH-ICH Press Office: 020 7239 3125
For genuine and urgent out of hours call speak to switchboard on 020 7405 9200
Page last modified on 19 aug 11 16:25