Announcements

Clinical guidelines study finds potentially serious drug clashes News

20th March, 2015

Blindly following recommendations for drug prescriptions in national clinical guidelines for conditions including diabetes, depression and heart failure will often result in potentially serious drug interactions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Dundee. Researchers led by Professor Bruce Guthrie at Dundee – and including collaborators at the Universities of A...

'My Diabetes My Way' wins top UK award News

20th March, 2015

An innovative project which allows people with diabetes across Scotland electronic access to their medical records has been recognised with a top UK award. 'My Diabetes My Way’, a project led by the University of Dundee and NHS Scotland, has been named winner of the Education and Self-Management Award at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference. 'My Diabetes My Way’ offers peop...

Weekly statistics clinic and courses to support new and experienced AHSP researchers News

16th March, 2015

Division of Population Health Sciences at the Medical Research Institute launched a weekly statistics clinic and a series of courses in statistics and research methods to support new and experienced researchers across the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside. To gain first-hand experience in statistics and research methods researchers can elect to join one or more of our stand alone pos...

Vitamin D not effective for lowering blood pressure News

16th March, 2015

A wide-ranging review of clinical trial data led by researchers at the University of Dundee has found that the use of vitamin D to lower blood pressure is ineffective. In an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine the research team led by Dr Miles Witham, of the School of Medicine at Dundee, conclude that vitamin D should not be used to treat hypertension or to lower blood pressure. I...

NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund information sessions News

12th March, 2015

A series of information and advice sessions are being held across Dundee for interested applicants to learn more about NHS Tayside’s Community Innovation Fund. The Community Innovation Fund, which builds on the work of the former cash4communities fund, aims to help community groups to develop local improvement projects that will benefit the health and wellbeing of their local population. Th...

RSE honour for Dundee academics News

10th March, 2015

Two academics from the University of Dundee are among the newly announced Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), and Professor Colin Palmer, from the University’s School of Medicine, have both been elected Fellows. Professor Palmer is Chair of Pharmacogenomics in the University’s Medical School...

Smile4life training to help improve oral health amongst people experiencing homelessness News

27th February, 2015

New training resources developed by researchers at the University of Dundee for practitioners working to improve the oral health of homeless people were launched at an event in the city on Thursday (26 February 2015). The Smile4life research team at the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) and their partners in NHS Education for Scotland were joined by Maureen Watt MSP, Minister...

Scores of new heart monitors delivered across Tayside News

23rd February, 2015

NHS Tayside is delivering 95 state-of-the art electrocardiograph (ECG) machines to GP surgeries and community hospitals across Tayside to significantly enhance the delivery of cardiac diagnostic services. Consultant Cardiologist Dr Douglas Elder has led the project that is delivering the ECG machines which will give instant access to patients’ ECGs (heart tracings) to all health professiona...

New bowel cancer home screening test to be introduced across country News

19th February, 2015

Robert Steele, Professor of Surgery and Head of Cancer Research at the University of Dundee, has welcomed the introduction of a new bowel cancer test which simplifies sample collection in a bid to increase participation in Scotland’s national bowel screening programme and save more lives. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Shona Robison when she joined cancer clinicians, charitie...

University Graduation at Dasman Diabetes Institute News

11th February, 2015

The University of Dundee has held its second graduation ceremony at the flagship Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait City.  Graduation marked the successful achievements of over 50 postgraduate students, including the first Masters level graduates. The event marked the pinnacle of three years of hard work and dedication for the students and dignitaries from Kuwait and Scotland joined them to...