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  • Citizen scientists to track allergies with new smartphone app
    Members of the public are invited to download a free app to track their seasonal allergy symptoms and to help researchers understand more about why the frequency of allergies is increasing. (22 May 2017)
  • Dean's Update
    Ian Greer shares his thoughts on the M2020 briefings (19 May 2017)
  • 60 seconds with…
    Our 60 second profile this week features Arpana Verma, Head of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care in the School of Health Sciences. (18 May 2017)
  • Information Governance Office
    A new one-stop-shop for advice on data protection and information security (18 May 2017)
  • FBMH excels at Making a Difference Awards
    The Making a Difference Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our staff, students, alumni and external partners; and over 200 guests enjoyed seeing winners and highly commended entrants receiving their awards from Lemn Sissay, the University’s Chancellor at the Whitworth Hall. (18 May 2017)
  • ‘Ask Me Anything’ promotes mental health research
    Two researchers from the School of Health Sciences have taken part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) feature on the Reddit website that reached almost eight million people. (18 May 2017)
  • Active gaming is good for your brain
    Dr Emma Stanmore, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, and Joseph Firth, a PhD student in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health, have found that video games that involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older. (18 May 2017)
  • MCCIR Director elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
    Professor Tracy Hussell, Director of the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR), has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the UK’s independent body representing the diversity of medical science. (18 May 2017)
  • Michael Smith Quad “Living Campus Event”
    On 25th April FBMH and the Environmental Sustainability Team held an event in the Michael Smith Building Quad for staff and postgraduate students. (18 May 2017)
  • New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor IBS
    A test developed by researchers in the School of Biological Sciences that examines the mucus lining of the intestine has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously possible, leading to the possibility of earlier diagnosis and better management of the disease in humans. (16 May 2017)
  • Focus groups on sustainable energy in the workplace
    Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health: Energy-based engagement session (15 May 2017)
  • The Urban Naturalist Workshop
    This month, Professor Amanda Bamford, in collaboration with Matt O’Donnell at Manchester Museum, led a group of 15 adults around campus to study the urban biodiversity on our doorstep and to identify species living within the University grounds. (11 May 2017)
  • Message from the Dean
    Achieving the University’s ambitions - implications for FBMH staff (10 May 2017)
  • Achieving the University’s ambitions
    Implications for staff (10 May 2017)
  • Health psychology and Manchester: What is happening and how can it help you?
    Members of the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology (MCHP) have organised “Health psychology and Manchester” to introduce health psychology to attendees with a view to increasing understanding of health-related behaviour and helping people to live healthier lives in the context of Manchester. (09 May 2017)
  • The Change Exchange
    Jo Hart and Lucie Byrne-Davis from the Division of Medical Education are leading a project to strengthen Health Partnerships in low and middle income countries using behavioural science. (09 May 2017)
  • Manchester academics attend British Council symposium in Saudi Arabia
    Faculty academics have attended a British Council symposium on genomics and precision medicine in Saudi Arabia. (09 May 2017)
  • Faculty welcome senior Chinese hospital leaders
    Senior Chinese hospital leaders have visited the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health to learn about mental health provision, policy and practice in the UK and our research activity at the University. (05 May 2017)
  • Improved ways to find research information on our websites
    University website and Research Explorer (05 May 2017)
  • FBMH hosts first Technical Skills Day
    Technical Operations Managers, Lisa Grady, Sarah Gumusgoz and Rachel Watkins have hosted the first Technical Skills Day in FBMH with over 100 delegates attending. (05 May 2017)
  • Research aims to drag asthma management into the 21st Century
    A new study by researchers from the School of Biological Sciences has probed the features that both patients and healthcare professionals want from an asthma management app. (05 May 2017)
  • 60 seconds with…
    Our 60 second profile this week features Edward Johnstone, Head of the Division of Developmental Biology and Medicine in the School of Medical Sciences. (05 May 2017)
  • HEA Fellowship Success
    Staff from across the Faculty have been successful in achieving Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowships at Senior, Associate or Fellow level via the latest round of the Leadership in Education Awards Programme. (05 May 2017)
  • Right-dose medication could save NHS millions and improve patient care
    Amin Rostami, Professor of Systems Pharmacology in the Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, has led 21 of the world’s leading pharmacologists to urge drugs companies and governments to help change the way that medication is dosed by signing up to a ‘roadmap for change’. (05 May 2017)
  • Reminder – Dean’s Prize applications due on 8 May
    The closing date is now fast approaching for the Dean’s Prize, the annual award that provides three years’ funding for pure science early career researchers to work towards securing prestigious externally funded fellowships or investigator awards. (05 May 2017)
  • Dean's Update
    The latest from Ian Greer (05 May 2017)
  • Making a difference Awards live streaming
    Watch the Making a Difference Awards live online! (04 May 2017)
  • University opens its doors for annual Community Festival
    The University of Manchester is set to throw open its doors to the people of Manchester for its first Community Festival on Saturday 17 June. (04 May 2017)
  • Pharmacy in Primary Schools 2017
    Manchester Pharmacy School recently hosted 31 year 5 pupils from Woodheys Primary School for the final instalment of this years’ Pharmacy in Primary Schools (PIPS) programme. (26 Apr 2017)
  • May Measurement Month – Putting pressure on global epidemic
    This May, people across Manchester are encouraged to get involved with May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness. (26 Apr 2017)
  • SkinBiotherapeutics PLC successfully floated on London Stock Exchange
    A former University of Manchester spin out company, SkinBiotherapeutics PLC has been successfully listed on the Stock Exchange earlier this month after raising £4.5M. (26 Apr 2017)
  • 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)