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Green@UCL winner

Green Impact is a UCL-wide environmental competition and accreditation scheme that allows departments and divisions across the UCL to improve their environmental impact, supporting UCL's Sustainability Strategy.

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MSc Performing Arts Medicine in Reykjavik ISPS 2017


With seven presentations and a an even greater presence our MSc PAM graduates made history at the International Symposium for Performance Science (ISPS) that took place at the HARPA Concert Hall in Reykjavik the first week of September.
A great reunion and very positive feedback from all delegates for the interesting projects that were undertaken at UCL, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science in collaboration with the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), the Royal Ballet, the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the British Institute of Modern Music. Congratulations to all.

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Welcome to Dr Alvena Kureshi and Dr Darren Player

Please join us in welcoming Dr Alvena Kureshi and Dr Darren Player to the Division. Alvena and Darren have been appointed as Lecturers in the Department of Materials and Tissue. 

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

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. 

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

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.

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Bloomsbury Campus Photography Competition winners announced

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.

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Interim Director & Deputy Director of SITU appointed

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. 

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Mr John Skinner promoted to Professor

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.

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Mr Afshin Mosahebi promoted to Professor

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.

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Dr Daniel Martin promoted to Reader

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. 

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Dr Hayley Whitaker promoted to Reader

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.

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Dr Tom Carlson promoted to Senior Lecturer

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. 

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

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.

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Stanmore Open Day 2017

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.

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Manish Chand joins the Division

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

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PAM Day UK

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! 

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Volunteers needed for a CREATe team experiment

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.

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