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Professor Robert Brown 1952-2016

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Professor Robert Brown

In Memorium

My friend and our colleague Prof Robert Brown sadly passed away on 4th February 2016 at the age of 64. An extraordinary human being, Robert is survived by his mother Doris Brown, his daughter Elizabeth Pelichet, his son Michael Brown and grandson Finley Brown. His passing is a huge loss to our UCL community and the tissue engineering community in the UK, Europe and Internationally.

In Memory of Prof Robert Brown

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My friend and our colleague Prof Robert Brown sadly passed away on 4th February

2016 at the age of 64. An extraordinary human being, Robert is survived by his mother Doris Brown, his daughter Elizabeth Pelichet, his son Michael Brown and grandson Finley Brown. His passing is a huge loss to our UCL community and the tissue engineering community in the UK, Europe and Internationally.

Stanmore Campus Open Day - Saturday

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11:00am - 15:00pm

Saturday 6 February 2016

We would like to invite members of the general public, potential employees, prospective students, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, local organisations and anyone interested in joining us on Saturday 6th February, as part of a day to promote the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/UCL partnership by showcasing the clinical excellence and to show how research and teaching is translated into clinical practice.

$2.4 million awarded from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council

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Congratulations to Professor Toby Richards and his team on being awarded AU$2.4million.  The funds will be used for the ITACS trial which will assess the impact and effect of intravenous iron therapy on disability and outcomes in cardiac surgery. 

RNOH Chairman’s Special Award

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Congratulations to Dr Rui Loureiro, Head of the Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (Aspire CREATe), on receiving the Chairman’s Special Award.

Focal Therapy included in top international urology book – Campbell’s Urology

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Congratulations to Hash Ahmed and the prostate cancer team for having their pioneered treatments, Focal Therapy, being included in Campbell’s Urology.

Dr Daniel Stuart Martin awarded OBE in the New Years Honours

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Congratulations to Dr Daniel Martin for being awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Years Honours for services to the Prevention of Infectious Diseases. The OBE was in recognition of work treating patients with Ebola at the Royal Free Hospital.

Aspire CREATe award December 2015

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Dr Rui Loureiro, Head of the Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (Aspire CREATe), received the Chairman’s Special Award at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Staff Achievement Awards Ceremony held on 15th December 2015. Dr Loureiro was also nominated for the People’s Champion - Going the Extra Mile (Non-clinical) Award.

Stanmore Campus Open Day

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Saturday 6th of February 2016

11:00am-15:00pm

We would like to invite members of the general public, potential employees, prospective students, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, local organisations and anyone interested in joining us on the 6th of February, 2016.

'Hospital's Chronic Ills'

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An article by columnist Melanie Reid was published in The Times that highlights the urgent need for re-development on the RNOH / UCL site in Stanmore.  To read the full article please click on the link below.

UCL Bio Engineering Hub Launch

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On Tuesday 17th November the launch for the new Bio Engineering hub to be built at Stanmore campus was held.  The building work is due to commence around the middle of 2016.  To find out more and have a sneak preview of the building itself, please click on the link below!

Bloomsbury Festival 2015: public engagement

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Dr Melissa Bovis, Research Associate in the Division of Surgery & Interventional

Science UCL, teamed up with colleagues from across UCL to participate in an interactive stall at the Bloomsbury festival on 22-25th Oct 2015.

Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK bank on London scientists to drive forward research

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Scientists at two London research hubs have been awarded grants by Prostate Cancer UK to help drive forward new treatments and better diagnostic techniques, thanks to funding from the Movember Foundation.

Leslie Fund Trust awards £450,000

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Congratulations to Dr Rui Loureiro, Dr Tom Carlson, Dr Lynsey Duffell, Dr Angela Gall (RNOH), Mr Tom Quick (RNOH), Dr Stephen Taylor and Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe, who have been awarded £450,000 from the Leslie Fund Trust to develop a rehabilitation toolkit to support clinical and self-assessment of spasticity.

HSJ Acute Sector Innovation Award winners!

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Congratulations to Hash Ahmed and the prostate cancer team for winning the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Acute Sector Innovation award, announced during the awards ceremony on 18 November at Grosvenor House in London.

Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc & Postgraduate Diploma Open Day

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The Masters and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at UCL, in collaboration with the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH), will be holding an Open Day for prospective students on Wednesday 20th January 2016, 16:00-18:00. This will be held at our teaching facilities at the ISEH, 170 Tottenham Court Road, WIT 7HA, in Seminar Rooms 1 and 2.

A week with UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science researchers

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In June 2015, Daniel Titherington, a 6th form student at Waldegrave School in Twickenham, spent a week with the Wearable Adaptive Materials team and Aspire, investigating our work on exoskeletons.

2015 CREST Award: Commendation – UCH Prostate Cancer Team

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Congratulations to Hashim Ahmed and the Prostate Cancer Team for receiving a certificate of commendation in the 2015 CREST award (Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials).

Ride Across Britain success for our Partners Prostate Cancer UK

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Congratulations to Dan and Mark for tackling the Scotland leg of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain between 10 – 13 September 2015. The ride involved 440 miles of cycling over four days, with a total of 17,800ft of hill climbs…!

Newly released breast cancer cookbook by Professor Mohammed Keshtgar

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Having become increasingly convinced that diet and lifestyle play a part in the development of breast cancer, Professor Mohammed Keshtgar was motivated to write The breast cancer cookbook.

Miss Anita Sanghani, wins Young Investigator prize at BORS annual conference

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Miss Anita Sanghani was presented with the British Orthopaedic Research Society Young Investigators Award for her presentation entitled 'Osteoporosis Affects Stem Cell Migration that is Amerliorated by CXCR4.  Anita is a phd student, supervised by Professor Gordon Blunn of John Scales Centre for Biomedical Engineering, UCL, Stanmore campus.  

Ride Across Britain for our Partners Prostate Cancer UK

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Dan and Mark from the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science are taking part in the Scotland leg of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain between 10 – 13 September 2015. The ride involves 440 miles of cycling over four days, with a total of 17,800ft of hill climbs…!

New Interim Director and Deputy Director take up roles

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Professor Vivek Mudera has today started his six-month tenure as Interim Director of The UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science. This comes as Professor Mark Emberton takes up his role as Dean of UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Bigfoot Meeting!

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Royal College of Surgeons 26th - 27th June 2015

Andy Goldberg, Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, UCL was invited as part of the Internaitonal Faculty at the prestigious Bigfoot meeting.  This was held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on the 26th/27th June 2015.  The meeting is the world's largest international meeting of experts in foot and ankle orthopaedics surgery with moer than 20 distinguished international faculty and 300 delegates from more than 30 countries.  Mr Goldberg spoke on Ankle Replacements and the TARVA trial (www.anklearthritis.co.uk) and also chaired a session on Charcot.

Tanujan Thangarajah awarded Fellowship

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July 2015

Tanujan Thangarajah has been awarded a Royal College of Surgeons fellowship for 1 year to investigate enhancing tendon reattachment to bone. Tan is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Musculoskeletal Science, Stanmore. More great news, well done!

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