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Surgery and Interventional Science


Celebrating international Women's Day 2015

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Below is a short clip to celebrate inspirational women in science for International Women's Day 2015. 

The clip features our very own Dr Marilena Loizidou who is one of the subjects of a new film by the division, focussing on some of our amazing students, academics and facilities.

'Innovations in Prostate Cancer' project shortlisted for The BMJ Awards 2015.

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Research, carried out by Division of Surgery Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Urological Oncology Hashim Ahmed, has been shortlisted by the BMJ for their 2015 Awards.

Division student wins the Richard Wood prize

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Richard Wood Prize

Congratulations go to Mr William Everett (iBSc in surgical sciences 2013-14), who has won the prestigious Richard Wood prize for the best paper presented by a non-doctor at the Vascular Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Dr Josephine Woodhams awarded funding from CRDC - Fast Track Grant Scheme

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Dr Josephine Woodhams, Senior Research Associate, has been awarded £39,668 from Clinical Research and Development Committee Research Funding from the Medical School General Charitable Trust - Fast Track Grant Scheme entitled ‘Could clinical Photochemical Internalisation be optimised to avoid neuronal toxicity?’

Dr Tom Carlson presents as Café Scientifique

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Dr Tom Carlson, Aspire Lecturer in the Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (Create) at IOMS, UCL Division of Surgery, gave a talk at a Café Scientifique on 20th November as part of UCL and Division’s outreach activities.

Andy Goldberg winner of NIHR New Media Award

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Congratulations to Andy Goldberg who won the NIHR New Media Award for best video to encourage recruitment and patient education for the TARVA Trial (@TARVA_Trial)

UCLH PROMIS Team nominated for a Celebrating Excellence Award

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The PROMIS team at UCLH has been nominated for 'Patient Nominated Values Award' by UCLH Celebrating Excellence Award. The team along with day surgery staff in the Cancer Day Surgery Unit were nominated by patients and colleagues for their hard work, dedication and effort.

iBSc Student shortlisted for Alan Edwards Poster Prize

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Congratulations to Robyn D'Cruz, former iBSc Surgical Science student, who has been shortlisted for both the ESSO Poster and the Alan Edwards Poster Prizes.
Robyn presented the combined project results from Jack Corkerry, Gerrard Gan as well as her own research project results, at the recent 34th ESSO Congress in partnership with BASO 2014, that was held on 29th – 31st October in Liverpool.

SurgEd-IT Working Group

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SurgEd-IT Working Group

The UCL Division of Surgery are developing online education and information resources for undergraduates. We need you to tell us what you want and how you want it. We need those with an interest in medical education, online information sharing, social media knowledge and expertise, web design to join this working group to deliver these resources.

UCL Diversity in Surgery (UCL DiSC)

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The UCL Diversity in Surgery committee is due to hold it's first meeting and we would appreciate expressions of interests from those students who feel they wish to voice their diversity towards attracting the best of every demographic towards a future in surgery. 

Opportunity for students and researchers to win £100k in the OneStart programme

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Apply by 1st December for a chance to win £100k to realise your business idea!

Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem in healthcare? Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea?

Sensewheel joins Health Social Innovators Programme

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Mr Peter Smitham (IOMS), Dr Steve Taylor (IOMS) and Dr Catherine Holloway (CEGE) have been awarded the Health and Social Innovators Award for the 'Sensewheel Project'.  The project has received £40k from UCLB so far and was developed at the John Scales Centre for Biomedical Engineering at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science. The full announcement can be seen here.

Recruiting for a Director of Education at UCLH

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University College London Hospital is recruiting for a new role, Director of Education, to design and implement a vision for multi-disciplinary, UCLH-specific, education, which inspires excellence and affiliation to the Trust. The new Director will anticipate and plan for the educational requirements of the healthcare professionals, working in close partnership with colleagues across UCLP, HEE further academic partners and staff themselves.  The role will include leadership for the education centre and the development of the academic/institute and expect to drive forward the transformation programme the UCLH Board recently initiated.

UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities

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As part of the Clinical Research Infrastructure Initiative, UCL has been awarded £13.5 million for a number of projects to help advance clinical research.

Nominations for $100,000 Taubman Prize 2015 open

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An exciting opportunity for the clinician-scientists on your faculty. The Taubman Prize was established in 2011 to recognize the clinician-scientists making the most significant contribution to translating basic research findings into medical practice. Each year, a new recipient will be presented the prize and asked to serve as the keynote speaker at the Taubman Institute’s annual symposium, which is scheduled for 16th October 2015.

UCL's Dr Hashim Ahmed on Channel 4 programme Curing Cancer Wednesday 15th October 10pm

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Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. From that life-changing moment the race is on to find a successful treatment before the disease gets too far. With unprecedented access to the new Macmillan Cancer Centre at University College Hospital Curing Cancer, a Cutting Edge film, follows four patients taking part in trials of some of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world.

Actor Sylvester McCoy helps UCL teach patients about ankle arthritis.

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Even a Time Lord suffers wear and tear over the years, just like the rest of us.  After many years playing a huge variety of roles including Dr Who and a wizard in the recent worldwide hit film The Hobbit, actor Sylvester McCoy’s past caught up with him:  “As an actor I would tumble downstairs or fall out of windows for a laugh, not realising that years later I would suffer for it”.  However, he is not alone. In the UK more than 30,000 patients each year suffer from pain, stiffness and a reduced quality of life as a result of arthritis of the ankle.

Senior Promotions 2014

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The Division is delighted to announce that four of its staff members have been successful in their applications for promotion in the 2014 Senior Promotions Process.

Clinical Research Workshop - Thursday 10th July 2014

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Dr Catherine Elliot, Director of Clinical Research Interests, MRC

The Division held its first ever clinical research workshop, aimed at existing or intended clinical academics who were seeking guidance on the clinical fellowship application process.

MSc in Performing Arts Medicine - an interview with the BMJ

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What is Performing Arts Medicine?

Dr Jennie Morton, Honorary Lecturer in the Division, answers this and a host of other related questions in an interview with the British Medical Journal earlier this month.

Prasad Sawadkar, PhD student, awarded Best Scientific Oral Presentation at TCES annual meeting

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Congratulations to Prasad Sawadkar, final year PhD student based at the Stanmore Campus, who has been awarded best scientific oral presentation at the annual UK meeting of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES), held in Newcastle earlier this month. The title of his talk was “Engineering of a functional tendon” and was an in vivo study to replace traditional tendon auto grafts.

Dr Dimitri Mikhailidis announced as top expert in research of hyperlipidemias

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As part of its continuing program to highlight expertise and excellence in healthcare, Expertscape recognizes Dr Dimitri Mikhailidis, Reader in Chemical Pathology & Human Metabolism at the Royal Free Campus, as one of the world's top experts in the research of hyperlipidemias.

Staff Spotlight - Dr Rui Loureiro

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Dr Rui Loureiro

This month, the spotlight is on Dr Rui Loureiro, ASPIRE Senior Lecturer at the Stanmore Campus.

UCL Provost visits Stanmore

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UCL Provost at Stanmore

The UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, visited the Division’s Stanmore campus earlier this month, to meet staff and students from the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).

Public Engagement: Building Bridges Project - Science Museum 2014

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Melissa Bovis @ Science Museum

Having recently collaborated with the Science Museum in February this year where she hosted a Nanotechnology workshop at the Science Museum’s Lates event, Melissa Bovis, Research Associate, teamed up with the Museum for a second time this month as part of their Building Bridges scheme. 

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