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Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Bulletin: 29 November 2019 3 December 2019
- Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Bulletin: 29 November 2019 3 December 2019
- Progressing young people’s mental health research 28 November 2019 Research is urgently needed to understand the reasons for recent trends in young people’s wellbeing and to put in place effective prevention and support. On 28 November members of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Mental Health in Young People research initiative met for a workshop to hear about innovative research at Bristol, to strengthen connections and collaboration, and to identify future research needs in this area.
- Health Data Science research strand launch 28 November 2019 On 22 November 2019, the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s Health Data Science Research Strand held a launch and networking symposium at the University of Bristol, Beacon House. This new research strand focuses on building Bristol capacity to carry out interdisciplinary research that makes the best use of existing, routinely collected data to improve health, care and services.
- Fun Palaces 2019 - bringing community into focus 27 November 2019 International Fun Palaces weekend took place on 5 and 6 October this year, and as part of the campaign, researchers came together with residents and community partners to host arts and science events across Bristol.
- Shaping Fertility Treatment in the 21st century 27 November 2019 The first human born by IVF was in 1978. It's estimated by the end of 21st century this number will be 400 million. Shaping Fertility Treatment in the 21st century was the subject of a public lecture by HFEA Chair, Sally Cheshire CBE, on 19 November, part of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s Bioethics, Biolaw and Biosociety research strand.
- The Age of Antibiotics: The End or a New Beginning? 27 November 2019 There has been much attention paid to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and this has led to increased interest in research aimed at addressing this problem. On 13-14 November, the Bristol AMR Research Strand, funded by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, hosted the Colston Research Society Symposium and Public Lecture on the subject, entitled ‘The Age of Antibiotics: The End or a New Beginning?’.
- New look, same clarity of vision 26 November 2019 We recently developed a new visual identity for the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, and we want to share the thinking behind it. Things are refreshed but we still have the same unwavering commitment to improve health for all by advancing research; the same mission to drive innovation in health research by nurturing novel ideas. Here, our Senior Communications Officer, Jo Barrell, gives you a more detailed look at our new look.
- Public Advisory Group – helping us to listen 26 November 2019 We want our Public Advisory Group to help bring community voices to the conversation around health research and to provide more opportunity to meet the needs of communities. Following our October meeting, Jo Stubbs, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Public Engagement Associate, welcomes our new members and looks forward to developing projects that engage and work with diverse communities.
- Medical Humanities Research Strand funding call 25 November 2019 The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute's Medical Humanities Strand is seeking funding applications for inter- and multidisciplinary projects carrying out research on health, illness and medicine.
- Time to set the bar higher for Higher Education culture 21 November 2019 This month saw the University of Bristol hold an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, dedicated to ‘Building an Inclusive Environment’. Despite our progress in this area, the University, along with the whole Higher Education sector, are on a journey, with challenges which we still need to meet head on. With sessions on racism, privilege, bias and micro behaviours, the event shone a spotlight on some of the areas, our EDI Champion, Fiona McPhail believes, we still need to tackle successfully.