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Surgery and Interventional Science

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New Lead for Continuous Professional Development appointed

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Veeru

Congratulations to Mr Veeru Kasivisvanathan who has been appointed Lead for Continuous Professional Development courses in the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science.

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc Connect Day & Summer School

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The Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc course has been running since 2009/10 and this year we’ll have over 200 graduates.

Quantification of cell-bubble interactions in a 3D engineered tissue phantom

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A new paper has recently been published in the journal Scientific Reports, authored by the Division's Claire Walsh and Umber Cheema.

Perioperative Inflammation as Triggering Origin of Metastasis Development, 1st edition 2017

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A book on breast cancer with several important connections to University College London has just been published by Springer/Nature. The topic is an exploration of events that occur after surgery to remove a primary breast malignancy. It is proposed that metastatic relapses in the first 3 years post surgery are initiated during the week post surgery due to systemic inflammation. 

UCL/UCLH Urology and Radiology Team deliver MRI Masterclass to Urologists from around Europe

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The Urology and Radiology teams at UCL&UCLH, led by Professor Mark Emberton, have

been at the forefront of research into multi-parametric Prostate MRI, which has been one of the most important advances in prostate cancer diagnosis over the last decade. A 2-day interactive MRI Masterclass allowing this knowledge and learning to be disseminated to others was developed and validated by UCL/UCLH staff Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Clare Allen, Caroline Moore and Mark Emberton. The most recent course took place on July 20th-21st at UCL and helped attendees to adopt an image-guided diagnostic and treatment pathway for their patients.

Bloomsbury Campus Photography Competition winners announced

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Photography Comp - science winner

This competition was devised to develop an image bank for use on the Division website, social media and other publicity materials.  There were two categories: “best scientific image” and “best UCL or London image”, which could be interpreted as the entrants wished.

Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions 2016-17

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The Division is delighted to announce we have had a 100% success rate in the 2016-17 senior promotions round.

Congratulations Dr Melanie Coathup

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Mel Coathup

Dr Melanie Coathup was recently offered and has accepted the position of Professor of

Medicine at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA. She has been recruited not just for her research excellence but also for her leadership strengths and will take the position as Cluster lead in ‘Prosthetic Interfaces’. While a big loss for us at UCL it is an indication of our success at nurturing not just research excellence but also leadership.

Interim Director & Deputy Director of SITU appointed

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The Division is delighted to announce Professor Jay Vaidya as Interim Director of SITU and Caroline Moore as Interim Deputy Director of SITU. Jay and Caroline will take up their positions immediately until the end of December 2017. 

Mr John Skinner promoted to Professor

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John Skinner

Please join the Division in congratulating Mr John Skinner on being promoted to Professor of Orthopaedics in the Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions 2016-17. John's promotion is effective 1st October 2017.

Mr Afshin Mosahebi promoted to Professor

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Ash Mosahebi

Please join the Division in congratulating Mr Afshin (Ash) Mosahebi on being promoted to Professor of plastic Surgery in the Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions 2016-17. Ash's promotion is effective 1st October 2017.

Dr Daniel Martin promoted to Reader

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Dan Martin

Please join the Division in congratulating Dr Daniel Martin on being promoted to Reader in Perioperative and Critical Care Medicine in the Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions 2016-17. Daniel's promotion is effective 1st October 2017.

Dr Hayley Whitaker promoted to Reader

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Hayley Whitaker

Please join the Division in congratulating Dr Hayley Whitaker on being promoted to Reader in Cancer Biology in the Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotion 2016-17. Hayley's promotion is effective 1st October 2017.

Dr Tom Carlson promoted to Senior Lecturer

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Tom Carlson

Please join the Division in congratulating Dr Tom Carlson on being promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotion 2016-17. Tom's promotion is effective 1st October 2017. 

Stanmore Open Day 2017

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The Stanmore Open Day was held on Saturday 22nd April at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The event, organised by the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science and RNOH Research Innovation Centre in collaboration with UCL ASPIRE CREATe.

1st ever Sandpit Event at Stanmore as part of Moving Forwards Flagship Programme Friday 16th of June, 2017

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Delivering modern healthcare in ever changing environment requires an ability to adjust, develop and invent. The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering Flagship programme allows the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust to build on its past history of innovation. It also provides an opportunity to bring together two institutions who share a vision to create an environment in which we can transform patient care through innovation.

PAM Day UK

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The 1st PAM Day UK tool place at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health on Saturday 17th June. This all day Divisional event was a great success with 60 attendees, 12 speakers and a lot of interesting Performing Arts Medicine discussions and networking taking place. The event was a great opportunity to also highlight the  teaching and research work of the Performing Arts Medicine MSc as well as disseminate the vision of a new ,medical field that needs to be explored and practiced wider. Many thanks to all that attended the inaugural event! 

Prostate Cancer UK March for Men

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On Saturday, 17th June, the Whitaker Lab hosted the discovery zone at the Prostate

Cancer UK March for Med, at the very hot Olympic Park in Stratford. Alongside partners and colleagues from the Lovat Group they demonstrated the work that they do and gave members of the public (plus Wayne Sleep) an opportunity to try their hand at pipetting or guessing the number of tubes in the jar.

Division completes the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge

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Earlier this month the Division received the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Certificate of Achievement for the successful completion of the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge for 2016-17. 

Volunteers needed for a CREATe team experiment

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As part of their research in improving mobility of wheelchair users, the CREATe team is conducting an experiment to look at crowd interaction with a wheelchair. This will allow them to develop better crowd navigation algorithms for wheelchair users.This experiment will take place on Friday 7th July, at UCL’s Pedestrian Accessibility Movement Environment Laboratory (PAMELA) in Tufnell Park. They are looking for volunteers to participate.

Manish Chand joins the Division

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​Please join us in welcoming Manish Chand to the Division  as Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon. 

Secretary of Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology visits the Stanmore Campus

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Dr Tom Carlson took part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2016 and was paired with Jennifer Smookler, Secretary of Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. The scheme brings policymakers and scientists together; giving an insight into each other’s worlds and helps them to understand how scientific evidence can be used in the policy-making process.

Division of Surgery & Interventional Science staff help close the Transplant and Life Exhibition

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The Transplant and Life Exhibition, at the Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum, closed following an event featuring late night gallery viewing, lectures, DIY suturing and a games room. 

ESVS Spring Meeting

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The European Society for Vascular Surgery Spring Meeting was held in Leiden on 19-20 May. This year, the quality of the work was very high. UCL/ Royal Free was very well represented with 3 presenters competing for the best oral presentation:

Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc

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We will be holding an Open Day for prospective students for this course on Wednesday 7th June from 3:30 – 5:30pm. This will be held at our teaching facilities at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) at 170 Tottenham Court Road, WIT 7HA, in Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 (first floor).

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