Announcements

Celebrating 40 years of Ninewells News

28th October, 2014

Ninewells Hospital first opened its doors four decades ago and, to mark this special anniversary, a free exhibition will be on display to capture the many significant developments in healthcare that have taken place at the hospital over the years. Forty years ago, on 23October 1974, the official opening of the hospital was performed by Her Majesty, the Queen Mother. The exhibition, created by the...

Commitment to Excellence News

28th October, 2014

Dr James Chalmers is a highly respected University of Dundee clinical academic and respiratory physician. Already recognised as a leader in the field of respiratory infection, he is also known as an enthuasiastic teacher and mentor. He is much sought after as a research project supervisor, and has given many medical students and trainees a helping hand onto the first step of an academic career. H...

Improving mental health services in North West Highland Perthshire News

28th October, 2014

Older people in the communities of North West Highland Perthshire are at the forefront of a new way of receiving mental health services, including dementia services and support, both directly in their own homes and in their neighbourhoods. Healthcare professionals including doctors and nurses are working in partnership with patients and their families, local authority colleagues and partners from...

Research impact recognised at global level News

28th October, 2014

The World Health Organisation has designated the University of Dundee’s School of Dentistry a WHO Collaborating Centre in recognition of its rich research expertise and support to key global programmes in the areas of craniofacial abnormalities and dental public health. As part of an international WHO network, Dundee will help shape the international oral health agenda, develop cooperation...

Design commendation for Dundee Medical School News

28th October, 2014

The Dundee Civic Trust, which encourages the best standards of architectural design and town planning for new developments, has commended the University of Dundee Medical School for its outstanding contribution to the city’s townscape. The trust highlights the £8 million upgrading of the Medical School’s Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre and the extension of the library building at...

Doctors turn to tablets News

27th October, 2014

Faced with managing emergencies, doctors and healthcare staff can now speedily respond to most crises with the help of a new smartphone and tablet App, developed at Dundee Medical School. "The Tayside Acute Care App brings a whole host of emergency medical guidelines to the bedside,” explained Consultant anaesthetist Dr Paul Fettes, who is the chief content editor. “It is designed to...

A new £26m medical research centre is to be opened in Dundee Life Science News

1st October, 2014

The Discovery Centre at the University of Dundee will be home to researchers supported by more than £31m of research grants and will create 180 new jobs. The facility is being opened by Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society of London. The university's college of life sciences already boasts 900 scientists, research students and support staff from 61 countries....

Study unmasks Scotland’s silent killer - On the road to detecting lung cancer early News

24th September, 2014

When Shirley Dolan volunteered a vial of blood for a study at the University of Dundee’s Clinical Research Centre, she had no idea that her lung was harbouring a tumour – which if left undetected for much longer would radically reduce her chance of survival from any treatment. “I received a letter from my GP inviting me to join a cancer research programme,” said Mrs Dolan....

Stagecoach backs GoSHARE News

27th May, 2014

Stagecoach Chairman and co-founder Sir Brian Souter is backing world-leading medical research in Scotland, as hundreds of posters promoting the GoSHARE spare blood project are displayed on Stagecoach buses across Tayside, Fife and Grampian. The posters encourage people who give blood samples – either to their GP or while in hospital - to allow the leftover samples to be used for medical rese...

Dundee Tissue Bank supports global breast cancer research News

27th May, 2014

Alex Neil MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, visited the Dundee site of the UK's first national breast cancer tissue bank on Thursday 23 January 2014. Professor Alistair Thompson, Chair of Breast Cancer Campaign's Tissue Bank Management Board and Professor of Surgical Oncology, University of Dundee, and Dr Lisa Wilde, Director of Research at Breast Cancer Campaign, met with Alex...