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UCLPartners designated as an Academic Health Science Centre
Publication date: 29 November 2013
Department of Health has today designated UCLPartners to continue as an
Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014. UCLPartners has held the coveted AHSC title since 2009, creating an
environment for clinicians and academics working in some of the UK’s leading
hospitals and universities to collaborate to deliver world class clinical and
Summary of results from the 3rd National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
Publication date: 26 November 2013
Results published today in The Lancet give the most detailed picture yet of the British population’s sex lives over the last 10 years, as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey.
Tackling early socioeconomic inequalities as important as encouraging smoking cessation
Publication date: 19 November 2013
Although health behaviours such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviours in adult life. So say researchers from UCL in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
UCL top in research council income
Publication date: 18 November 2013
UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).
EPICure@19 checks health of premature babies born 19 years ago
Publication date: 18 November 2013
Resting pulse rates of UK children on the rise
Publication date: 14 November 2013
The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. However the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, according to research by UCL academics published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Striking research images sought for UCL competition
Publication date: 29 October 2013
UCLPartners Academic Health Science Centre video
Publication date: 28 October 2013
UCLPartners have produced a short film in which the leaders of our Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) discuss strengths and successes.
Over £7 million for government data project
Publication date: 18 October 2013
Female hormones key to breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA gene carriers
Publication date: 17 October 2013
Go to bed! Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioral problems in children
Publication date: 14 October 2013
One in three older people experience age discrimination
Publication date: 9 October 2013
Mutated stem cells trigger pituitary tumours in children
Publication date: 4 October 2013
Athena SWAN awards: success for UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences
Publication date: 27 September 2013
Athena SWAN recently announced awards from the April
submissions with all six UCL departments who applied being
successful in achieving awards.Athena SWAN awards
recognise a commitment to addressing the recruitment, promotion and retention
of women in academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and
Medicine) sciences. Submissions are judged by STEMM academics, HR and Equality
and Diversity professionals from across the sector.
Maternal Anorexia Nervosa linked to low birth weight
Publication date: 17 September 2013
UK not investing enough in research into multi-drug resistant infections
Publication date: 13 September 2013
Education protects women from the obesity associated with urban living
Publication date: 6 September 2013
Psychological effects of genetic testing for risk of weight gain
Publication date: 4 September 2013
Childhood adversity linked to higher risk of early death
Publication date: 3 September 2013
Should public health bodies use firms that support the tobacco industry?
Publication date: 2 September 2013
In the wake of the UK government’s decision to scrap plans for plain packaging of cigarettes, and the ensuing furore following allegations about the possible influence on that decision of political strategist Lynton Crosby, who has links with the tobacco industry, four prominent addiction researchers from UCL have issued a call for health care organisations and governments around the globe to avoid using market research firms that also work for tobacco companies.
Lesbian and gay young people twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol
Publication date: 30 August 2013
Half of all UK 7 year-olds not getting enough exercise
Publication date: 22 August 2013
Winners of inaugural Student Choice Teaching Awards honoured at ceremony
Publication date: 16 August 2013
Seven members of UCL staff have received 2013 Student Choice Teaching Awards, and
three are part of SLMS. Their achievements were honoured at the Provost's Teaching Awards ceremony in July.
The scheme, run by UCLU, is completely student-led, with students having
chosen the categories (Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Support for
Teaching and Outstanding Personal Support), set the criteria, and
nominated and chosen the winners.
Prestigious NIHR Research Professorship awarded to Persis Amrolia
Publication date: 15 August 2013
New treatment may work with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida
Publication date: 12 August 2013