SISCC Seminar: The Role of Context

16th August, 2016 @ 02.32 pm

Improvement/Implementation ScienceCapacity and Capability-building Seminar Series The Role of Context Where: Iris Murdoch Building, University of StirlingWhen: 3rd October 2016, 09.30 to 15.30 Speakers include:Professor Glenn Robert, King’s College LondonJoanne Matthews, Healthcare Improvement Scotland Programme and event details Contextual factors impact upon the success and sustainabi...


Tayside Biorepository Awarded Accreditation

4th August, 2016 @ 02.09 pm

NHS Tayside and University of Dundee biorepository has been awarded accreditation following the successful review by Health Improvement Scotland. Tayside Biorepository (TBR) is an established bio-resource that stores and makes available a large variety of matched normal and diseased tissues and is committed to facilitating medical research both for academic and commercial users. NHS Tayside R&am...


AHSP Clinical Fellowships awards announced

14th July, 2016 @ 11.33 am

The Academic Health Sciences Partnership in Tayside (AHSP) announced three new Clinical Fellowships in the latest round of funding which is aimed to promote and support translational research within NHS Tayside by enabling clinicians to develop an independent research portfolio. 2 year fellowships commencing in September 2016 were awarded to: Dr Michael Miller (Gastroenterology) Dr Esther Sam...


Boehringer Ingelheim and University of Dundee collaborate to develop new class of medicines

14th July, 2016 @ 10.52 am

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee will join forces in an exciting collaboration aiming to develop a novel class of medicines that target disease-causing proteins for degradation. The collaboration brings together the expertise of the University’s Dr Alessio Ciulli, one of the pioneers in the field of PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeric molecules (PROTACs), with Boehringer Ingelhe...


Effectiveness of canagliflozin in treating Type 2 diabetes

12th July, 2016 @ 07.52 am

Research led by the University of Dundee has found that one of a new breed of drugs, which have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, may be particularly effective without the need to be used in combination with the existing drug, metformin. Three drugs - canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin - that inhibit SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2) have been approved for treatmen...


Professor Steele appointed Chair of UK Screening Committee

12th July, 2016 @ 07.48 am

Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been appointed as the independent Chair of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), the body which advises Ministers and the NHS in all four countries about all aspects of screening policy. Professor Steele is one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer screening, which plays a vital role in detecting the disease in its earliest...


Dundee and partners to deliver Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme

14th June, 2016 @ 11.54 am

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (June 14th). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM) is a four-year programme that could accommodate up to 50 students per year, starting i...


‘Getting Started’ series of teaching booklets turns 15

1st June, 2016 @ 12.07 pm

Acclaimed series of booklets aimed at supporting clinicians in their teaching roles celebrates its 15th anniversary.  The ‘Getting Started…’ series began life in 2001 as a simple initiative giving on-the-spot help to clinicians involved in teaching students - and it proved to be so popular, staff from the School of Medicine and NHS Tayside will gather to celebrate its 15th...


DEADLINE EXTENDED AHSP Research Support Awards for clinical staff in NHS Tayside

31st May, 2016 @ 10.31 am

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8 JULY NHS Tayside clinical staff are invited to apply for new research support funding offered by the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP).    High quality research, alongside education and training of health professionals and high standards of clinical care underpin the ambition of AHSP to create world-leading improvements in population heal...


Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

25th May, 2016 @ 08.11 am

University of Dundee student Sharandeep Singh has been awarded the first elective bursary from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) recognising his efforts to help reduce rates of cervical cancer in Punjab, India. Travelling to the rural communities of India, Sharandeep drew upon his clinical experience at Ninewells Hospital to compare the services and knowledge of cervical cancer availa...