Join researchers in the IMSR on Saturday 5th of March at 1 pm GMT for a special online event ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day discussing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and ‘The Pill’. Learn why the pill is sometimes used in PCOS management and find out more about the different types of pill that exist and why … Continue reading “PCOS & The Pill International Womens Day2022 event on March 5th”
Chris McCabe to chair Wolves Lit Fest event featuring Richard Dawkins
IMSR’s very own Professor Chris McCabe (Professor of Molecular Endocrinology) will be charing an ‘in conversation’ event with Professor Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s most eminent writers and thinkers, and a major contributor to the public understanding of the science of evolution. Chris himself has also lectured widely across the world both within science, … Continue reading “Chris McCabe to chair Wolves Lit Fest event featuring Richard Dawkins”
Recent research on radiotherapy shared with pituitary patients
The Birmingham Pituitary Academy organised a successful patient engagement session on radiotherapy on Saturday 15th January 2022. Dr. Sara Meade, Consultant Oncologist from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Dr. Ross Hamblin, Clinical Research Fellow of Dr. Niki Karavitaki discussed the pros and cons of radiotherapy for pituitary tumours. Recent research data of the pituitary team on … Continue reading “Recent research on radiotherapy shared with pituitary patients”
SMQB secure Research England funding to involve the public!
Two teams from the Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Biomedicine have secured funding through the Research England QR Enhancing Research and Knowledge Exchange Funding Programme: Atif Shahzad, John Terry, Luke Tait and Liam Grover (HTI) received ~£41K to develop a prototype of an affordable, easy-to-apply EEG headset to revolutionise diagnosis and management of epilepsy, … Continue reading “SMQB secure Research England funding to involve the public!”
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!”
Happy New Year & SMQB Artist Blogs!
Happy New Year from the IMSR! We are looking forward to more public and patient engagement activities over the next year and we welcome ideas if you have them. Speak to one of the IMSR Community Action Team reps to pass on your suggestions! The SMQB’s Artists in Residence programme for 2021-22 is already in … Continue reading “Happy New Year & SMQB Artist Blogs!”
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!”
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”
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”
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”