Bringing Birmingham to You: Global Maternal Health on Jan 25th webinar!

Join Arri Coomarasamy, Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, and Shakila Thangaratinam, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health, to learn about their fight against maternal mortality in low and middle income countries around the world. Learn about the simple and effective package of care that helps healthcare practitioners attending the birth to diagnose bleeding early and treat women quickly … Continue reading “Bringing Birmingham to You: Global Maternal Health on Jan 25th webinar!”

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Building on Success: Another Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Award for Dr Punith Kempegowda!

Rounding off the year with some good news, we are pleased to announce that Dr Punith Kempegowda has been awarded a public engagement grant from the Society for Endocrinology, for the second year in a row! The award will enable Punith to again work closely with IMSR’s public engagement lead, Dr Caroline Gillett to build … Continue reading “Building on Success: Another Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Award for Dr Punith Kempegowda!”

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Seeing the beauty in sulfation pathways

Written by Jon Mueller It has arrived. A framed print of the latest piece of art about Sulfation Pathways was delivered to my doorstep. This artwork will be the cover of a journal issue dedicated to the Sulfation Pathways research topic, realised together with the journal Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. This work came out from … Continue reading “Seeing the beauty in sulfation pathways”

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Hidden Disabilities and Chronic Diseases: a reminder on kindness

By Dr Gabriela da Silva Xavier “Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”, John Watson (aka Ian Maclaren) famously wrote.  As a first aider I remember being taught to be aware that the person who screams the loudest may not be the person who most urgently needs attention: those who need support … Continue reading “Hidden Disabilities and Chronic Diseases: a reminder on kindness”

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A review of Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Masterclass

IMSR PhD researcher Amarah Anthony recently attended an in-depth public engagement training course. Her attendance was supported through Wellcome Trust Enrichment Funding awarded to the DAISy-PCOS research programme. Read Amarah’s blog review below & get in touch with her if you’d like to know more about the training: I had the pleasure of participating in … Continue reading “A review of Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Masterclass”

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No Thanks, Aunty! PCOS Awareness event led by British South-Asian women

We’ve added another event to our line up of PCOS Awareness Month activities this September! NO THANKS, AUNTY! has been organised by a group of women with PCOS who are involved in the DAISy-PCOS Leadership project, connected to Professor Wiebke Arlt’s Wellcome Trust funded research and public engagement programme. Join members of the DAISy-PCOS leadership … Continue reading “No Thanks, Aunty! PCOS Awareness event led by British South-Asian women”

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Celebrating Student Excellence – the Society for Endocrinology Undergraduate Achievement Awards

Wtitten by Dr Jon Mueller Endowed by the Society for Endocrinology, we award three undergraduate student prizes each year. One is for endocrinology-related study achievements in the BioMed study programme. Another one is for stellar marks in endocrine modules for MBChB medical students. The third prize is awarded for the highest ranked study project, across … Continue reading “Celebrating Student Excellence – the Society for Endocrinology Undergraduate Achievement Awards”

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PCOS Awareness Month – Events this September!

Be sure to keep checking our Events page for upcoming public activities, including a number of special events for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month this September. For example we have two events already listed: PCOS: Emotions, Experiences & Expectation (Saturday 25th September at 2.30 pm BST) Join DAISy-PCOS and PCOS Club India for a collaborative … Continue reading “PCOS Awareness Month – Events this September!”

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We Are IMSR Festival: Cell Culture Collage schools workshop

Written by Cristina Escribano Gonzalez A month ago, Himani Rana and I delivered a ‘Cell Culture’ activity as part of a series of interactive workshops set up by the IMSR Community Action Team (CAT). This particular workshop also involved another CAT member, Daniela Nasteska, who participated and ran her ‘Build an Islet’ activity. We were … Continue reading “We Are IMSR Festival: Cell Culture Collage schools workshop”