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Dr Christina Pagel, Reader in UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) and the UCL Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR), has been awarded a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice by the Commonwealth Fund. Considered one of the most prestigious in health policy, up to sixteen Harkness Fellowships are awarded each year, of which four are to candidates from the U.K. In the U.K., the Harkness Fellowships are co-sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and The Health Foundation.
Published: Feb 1, 2016 9:45:42 AM
Prof Sofia Olhede, Dr Philip Pogge von Strandmann, Prof Jochen Blumberger and Dr Stephen Hogan were all awarded ERC Consolidator Awards:
Published: Jan 27, 2016 1:06:13 PM
Scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have converted a breast-milk protein into an artificial virus that kills bacteria by creating bullet holes in the membrane that surrounds and protects the bacteria
Published: Jan 25, 2016 4:41:59 PM
Professor Andrea Sella, Chemistry (Environmental Sustainability) Professor Sella has campaigned to reduce water consumption in his building. Working with colleagues and implementing innovative methods resulted in a reduction in consumption circa 60-75%, which had clear environmental and financial benefits. We were delighted that this scientific approach had been integrated into student learning.
Published: Jan 25, 2016 10:41:59 AM
Two UCL astrophysicists, Dr Andrew Pontzen and the late Professor Bruce Swinyard (UCL Physics & Astronomy), have been recognised in this year’s Royal Astronomical Society awards. The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the society held on Friday 8 January 2016. The awards will be made formally at the Society's 2016 National Astronomy Meeting in June.
Published: Jan 20, 2016 11:36:40 AM
Prof Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci is to give a talk entitled 'Real and Counterfactual Universes'
Published: Feb 4, 2016 9:17:09 PM
The Department's Admissions & Examinations Administrator, Dr Russell Evans, has been chosen to receive one of the inaugural Provost’s Excellence Awards. Russell was a winner in the Excellence category of the scheme, which recognises UCL staff showing truly exceptional levels of customer service, by going the extra mile.
Published: Jan 22, 2016 10:32:17 AM
Work by Professor Rumana Omar and Dr Kate Walters on a risk model to predict dementia receives coverage in UK national press
Professor Rumana Omar collaborated with Dr Kate Walters and others from the UCL Department of Primary Care and Population Health to develop a risk model to predict dementia. This research funded by the National School of Primary Care Research has drawn attention from the press.
Published: Jan 21, 2016 4:11:50 PM
Dr Ioannis Kosmidis' article "Bias in parametric estimation: reduction and useful side‐effects" features in top ten most accessed articles of WIREs Computational Statistics in 2015.
The review article "Bias in parametric estimation: reduction and useful side‐effects" by Dr Ioannis Kosmidis is one of the ten most accessed articles published in WIREs Computational Statistics in 2015.
Published: Jan 18, 2016 11:06:43 AM
Chapman & Hall/CRC have published their new Handbook of Cluster Analysis, edited by Christian Hennig, Department of Statistical Science, UCL; Marina Meila, University of Washington; Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby and Goldsmiths University of London, and Roberto Rocci, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Christian Hennig also wrote the chapter on Clustering Strategy and Method Selection and was co-author of four further chapters.
Published: Jan 12, 2016 3:04:22 PM