Announcements

Professor Andrew Hopkins appointed SULSA Director News

16th September, 2011

SULSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Andrew Hopkins as its new Director.Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC FSB will begin in his new role immediately and succeeds Professor Mike Tyers, who has taken up a new opportunity at the University of Montreal in Canada.Professor Hopkins is a SULSA Professor at the University of Dundee, where he is Professor of Medicinal Informatics and SU...

Farmer\'s birthday raises thousands for research News

7th September, 2011

A selfless gesture by an Angus farmer who invited hundreds of local people to join his 70th birthday celebrations earlier this year has led to a donation of thousands of pounds to cancer and diabetes research.Allan Sturrock, of Carlogie Farm near Carnoustie, celebrated his birthday in June with a gala day at his farm, which also includes a fishery and an equestrian centre.He invited around 350 fam...

More than £1million awarded for type 1 diabetes research at Dundee News

7th September, 2011

More than £1million awarded for type 1 diabetes research at DundeeResearchers at the University of Dundee have now received more than £1million in funding from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) following several awards in recent years.The latest award of a five-figure sum made by the leading type 1 diabetes charity takes the total they have donated to researchers in Dund...

Dundee shortlisted as University of the Year News

7th September, 2011

The University of Dundee has been shortlisted as University of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2011.Dundee is one of only six institutions in the running for the award.This is the third time in seven years that Dundee has been nominated for the award, having also been in the running in 2005 and 2008.'We are delighted that the University of Dundee has been shortlisted for...

Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) - One year anniversary of the Gannochy Suite at Perth Royal Infirmary today all welcome News

2nd September, 2011

The Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) would like to invite you to the one year anniversary of the Gannochy Suite at Perth Royal Infirmary on:Friday 2nd September 201112.00 to 2.00 pmThe event will showcase the TASC clinical research facility and its resources to researchers.Please click here for further informationPlease click here for directions...

More than £1million awarded for type 1 diabetes research at Dundee News

31st August, 2011

Researchers at the University of Dundee have now received more than £1million in funding from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) following several awards in recent years.The latest award of a five-figure sum made by the leading type 1 diabetes charity takes the total they have donated to researchers in Dundee over the million-pound mark. The money was awarded to the Dr Rory McC...

Funding for new facilities at Medical School News

31st August, 2011

The Tayside NHS Board Endowment Fund has pledged £1million towards the major redevelopment of educational facilities at the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine.Professor John Connell, Dean of the Medical School, welcomed the news which he said will significantly enhance the vision of matching the University’s reputation for excellence in medical education with high quality...

Medical student recognised for ovarian cancer research News

31st August, 2011

The 2011 Elma Reid Bursary has been awarded to third-year University of Dundee medical student Abdulla Ibrahim, who will receive a certificate marking his achievements during a symposium in Dundee this week.The bursary was made possible by Elma Reid from Inverarity, who raised over £20,000 to increase awareness of inherited cancers through education or research before she died in September 2...

Blood pressure drugs may offer benefits in valvular heart disease News

30th August, 2011

Drugs used to treat blood pressure could offer significant benefits to patients with one of the most common forms of valvular heart disease, new research at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside has revealed.Aortic stenosis - when the main valve between the heart and the rest of the body becomes narrowed - is one of the most common forms of valvular heart disease in the developed world, affecti...

Online survey aims to improve NICE guidance for patients and the public News

15th August, 2011

NICE is doing a patient survey, which is linked to a project Dundee leads called DECIDE: Please click here to complete the survey...