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IfWH and Paris Descartes collaboration agreement signed

UCL, the EGA Institute for Women's Health and Paris Descartes University have organized the first joint seminar on Fetal Growth Restriction. This meeting initiates exchanges and collaborations between scientists and practitioners of the two institutions.
The seminar, that was held on 5 May 2017 at the Résidence de France, has gathered more than 50 participants issued from each Faculty, as well as other researchers from other health domains (INSERM, APHP).

Published: May 17, 2017 12:18:25 PM

EGA Institute for Women’s Health achieves first Gold Athena SWAN award 

The EGA Institute for Women’s Health has been awarded an Athena SWAN Gold Award for gender equality, the only one awarded in this round in the UK. The award recognises “significant and sustained progression and achievement by the department in promoting gender equality and to address challenges particular to the discipline. Gold departments should be beacons of achievement in gender equality and should champion and promote good practice to the wider community.”

Published: May 8, 2017 11:28:32 AM

Suha and George Farha Scholarships award

In the academic year 2016-17 the Institute awarded two scholarships that have arisen from a generous donation from Suha and George Farha.

Published: Mar 17, 2017 3:21:16 PM

Blood tests spot ovarian cancer early

The results of the UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study (UK FOCSS), with Prof Usha Menon and Dr Adam Rosenthal as Co-Investigators, demonstrate that screening women at high risk of ovarian cancer every four months may reduce the likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer. Dr Adam Rosenthal, Clinical Lead on the trial said: “The screening appears to be very effective at detecting ovarian cancer before it causes symptoms. The proportion of women who had all their tumours removed was very high, which is important in terms of predicting a better outcome.” UK FOCSS was co-funded by The Eve Appeal alongside Cancer Research UK and the UK Departments of Health.

Published: Mar 10, 2017 10:33:39 AM

IfWH Seminars and Events

1967: A Sexual Revolution?

1967 marks the 50th anniversary of two milestone events in the annals of British history for gay men and for women.

Published: May 30, 2017 10:04:02 AM

EGA Institute for Women's Health 12th Annual Conference

This conference is a showcase of high-quality research undertaken by EGA Institute for Women's health and UCLH Women's Health Division. This year's conference also includes presentations from clinical trainees within North East Thames region. 

Published: Apr 24, 2017 10:01:00 AM