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  • FBMH Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Survey
    To enable efficient planning and collaborative working, the Faculty’s Centre for Engagement and Involvement has been asked to create a register of initiatives with patients, schools and the public. (21 Apr 2017)
  • European grant will improve Arthritis and Cancer drug safety
    The University is part of a new consortium that will develop new CT and MRI scan techniques and biomarkers to look at the accumulation of compounds in the body caused by drugs and the harm they may cause – potentially improving patients’ safety and the development of new treatments. (21 Apr 2017)
  • Falls now commonest type of major trauma, report reveals
    The first national report on major injury in older people has been released by the University’s Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN), showing that falls from a standing height are now the most common cause of major trauma. (21 Apr 2017)
  • Psychologist puts positive spin on fear of spiders
    New research by Dr Warren Mansell in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health could give new hope to people who are scared of spiders. (21 Apr 2017)
  • New funding will help to identify Osteoporosis fractures
    A team from the School of Health Sciences has been awarded £867,000 by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation programme to develop a novel software system that will identify vertebral (spine) fractures, a sign of osteoporosis. (21 Apr 2017)
  • 60 seconds with…
    Our 60 second profile this week features Christine Rogers, Deputy Associate Dean for Student Experience and Reader in Psychology in the School of Biological Sciences. (21 Apr 2017)
  • Research into Multiple Sclerosis is highly commended
    Dr Abigail Methley has received a Highly Commended award from the 2016 Emerald/European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Healthcare Management category for her research, ‘Health care services for multiple sclerosis: The experiences of people with multiple sclerosis and health care professionals’. (21 Apr 2017)
  • SBS academics receive Diamond Award recognition
    The contributions made by three Manchester academics in relation to the successful NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) bid has been recognised at the University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) NHS Foundation Trust’s recent Staff Diamond Awards. (21 Apr 2017)
  • Staff Survey 2017 – Thank you
    The Faculty’s response rate of 65% in the Staff Survey has helped the University reach an overall response rate of 72%. (21 Apr 2017)
  • Study reveals advances for rheumatoid arthritis patients
    People living with rheumatoid arthritis have experienced significant improvements in their daily lives which are probably down to early and more aggressive treatment of the disease, according to new research in the Faculty. (21 Apr 2017)
  • 'Everest' plus an 'extra mile'!
    In climbing ‘Everest’, CPC members completed a ‘Take the Stairs’ campaign (18 Apr 2017)
  • Spreading the word about dementia research
    Members of the Dementia Clinical Research Group from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health visited Wythenshawe FM 97.2, a local radio station that also serves Wythenshawe hospital to talk about dementia and the research they are involved in. (18 Apr 2017)
  • University partners with Neurology Academy to deliver MasterClass in Dubai
    After the Neurology Academy’s recent successful development of separate Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and dementia streams, the Neurology Academy has now taken another step having launched its first International MasterClass. (18 Apr 2017)
  • New PhD Studentships announced from Health Education England
    The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health are pleased to announce that Health Education England have recently agreed to fully fund a three year PhD studentship in peer-education entitled “Engaging Healthcare Students in Promoting Health in High School Communities”. (13 Apr 2017)
  • ‘Toils of Labour’ at International Women’s Day
    The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health marked International Women’s Day this year with an afternoon of activities at an “Engendering Change” event on Wednesday 8 March. As a part of this, five UoM MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students were asked to bring Toils of Labour, an exhibition they had curated from objects in the collection of the Museum of Medicine and Health. (13 Apr 2017)
  • Raising awareness about animal research
    On Wednesday 29 March, 33 Year 12 pupils from Manchester and nearby boroughs visited The University of Manchester to attend the Animal Research Day. (06 Apr 2017)
  • 60 seconds with…
    Our 60 second profile this week features Caroline Bowsher, Deputy Associate Dean for Pedagogic Development and Deputy Head of Division Molecular and Cellular Function. (06 Apr 2017)
  • NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre website launch
    We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) website is now live. (06 Apr 2017)
  • Trial of new triple inhaler shows 20% reduction in COPD flare-ups
    Flare-ups in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the UK’s fourth leading cause of death, can be reduced by 20% by a combined triple inhaler, according to the results of a trial of more than 2,000 people conducted by The University of Manchester. (06 Apr 2017)
  • Policy@Manchester – Mayoral Briefing Package
    Policy@Manchester has released an online mayoral policy briefing ahead of Greater Manchester electing its first mayor on 4 May 2017. (06 Apr 2017)
  • New study reveals huge contribution of carers of terminally ill
    A landmark new study produced by staff in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in partnership with universities in Newcastle and Groningen has revealed that family carers of people with cancer are providing care well beyond the safe working hours recommended to preserve their health and well-being. (06 Apr 2017)
  • Faculty celebrates Distinguished Achievement Awards
    Professional Support Service (PSS) staff celebrated the Faculty’s first PSS Distinguished Achievement Awards on 29 March at an event hosted by Dr Simon Merrywest, Director of Faculty Operations. (06 Apr 2017)
  • Dean’s update
    The latest from Professor Ian Greer (06 Apr 2017)
  • HEA fellowship success
    Staff from across the Faculty have been successful in achieving Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowships at Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow level through the latest round of the Leadership in Education Awards Programme. (06 Apr 2017)
  • Have your say before the Staff Survey closes!
    There are just under two weeks left for staff to take part in this year’s Staff Survey and feed back their views on working at the University. (05 Apr 2017)
  • Jennifer wins RCPE Global Health Essay Prize
    Jennifer Rossiter, a fourth year student based at Royal Preston Hospital has won the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s (RCPE) Global Health Essay Prize in the Medical Student category. (04 Apr 2017)
  • Manchester Wilderness Medicine Society
    Two teams from Manchester have competed in Wild Trials, where students are asked to respond to 16 different medical emergency scenarios set outdoors in remote settings. (04 Apr 2017)
  • CMFT update – April 2017
    Maha Noor, a 4th Year medical student and Wellness Champion Coordinator, gives an overview of the programme of activities at CMFT that have been introduced to improve the wellbeing of undergraduates (04 Apr 2017)
  • MRC Skills Fellowship Award
    Caroline Lea-Carnall from the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology has been awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC) Skills Development Fellowship. (03 Apr 2017)
  • SBS Publications (March 2017)
    Selected recent and ‘in press’ publications from across the School of Biological Sciences. (31 Mar 2017)
  • Head of SHS update
    This month Kay updates us on the School Board, recent accreditation visits from the British Psychological Society, Health Care and Professions Council and the General Optical Council as well as International Women’s Day. (31 Mar 2017)
  • SHS photography competition
    Staff are invited to take part in the SHS photography competition – an opportunity to display, what health sciences means to you, across our School buildings. (31 Mar 2017)
  • Head of SBS Update
    Jane Worthington provides an overview of activities over the past month and highlights current calls to action, including the University’s Staff Survey. (31 Mar 2017)
  • Academy for Education and Professional Development launches
    The Academy for Education and Professional Development held its inaugural event on 16 March at Christie’s Bistro. (24 Mar 2017)