Ignite: A Medical Innovation Summit22 December 2016Ignite will be an immersive and challenging experience that will position a small cohort of leaders to drive change in medical innovation. By combining debate sessions, networking and immersive experiences in aligned organisations, Ignite will create a rich environment to accelerate progress.
Making 21st Century Vaccines Work24 November 2016The Infection and Immunity Research Theme is delighted to be hosting a symposium and Early Career Researchers' event entitled Making 21st Century Vaccines Work.
Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowships in ageing, rehabilitation and palliative care
27 October 2016The Dunhill Medical Trust is pleased to announce its intention to award up to four Research Training Fellowships in Spring, 2017. Applications are invited from talented clinicians and health or social care professionals working in UK higher education institutions, the NHS or social services who are interested in developing their career in research aimed at improving the treatment and care of older people but need to acquire the necessary training and academic grounding.
"Too much medicine: why we need to push back the tide of medical excess"12 October 2016Dr Fiona Godlee FRCP, Editor-in-Chief of The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) gave the third annual Elizabeth Blackwell Public Lecture on Monday 10 October 2016. She talked to a packed audience on the subject of "Too much medicine: why we need to push back the tide of medical excess".
New Funding announced for GW4 Research Communities22 September 2016GW4 Alliance has announced the latest funding opportunity for research communities across its four universities. Applicants have until 9 December 2016 to submit their applications for the Initiator Fund (for new projects) and Accelerator Fund (for existing research communities).
BBC Inside Out West celebrates Elizabeth Blackwell
2 March 2016BBC documentary programme Inside Out West broadcast a piece about Elizabeth Blackwell on the 29 February 2016 which features the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and University of Bristol historian Dr Victoria Bates.
Boost for translational research at the University of Bristol24 February 2016The University of Bristol has won two awards from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to support translational research – work that turns fundamental scientific discoveries into improvements in human health and economic benefit. A total of £650,000 was awarded to the University to provide flexible funding for early stage translational projects, to enable the development of academic-industry collaborations, and allow impact development.
Institutes’ reception for new academic staff 19 February 2016On 5 February 2016 the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI), Cabot Institute, Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Brigstow Institute and the Bristol Data Institute (BDI) held a joint reception for new academic staff at the University of Bristol to give them an opportunity to find out about the Institutes, their activities and the support they can offer.
Roadshows: EBI funding for translational projects9 February 2016With support from the Wellcome Trust and the MRC the University has funding available to support health related translational projects. Funding is available to support projects which are at the stage of concept development (TRACK Awards) and proof of concept (Confidence in Concept Awards).
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute has now funded over 100 projects8 February 2016Since 2012, thanks to £3.75m funding from the Wellcome Trust matched by the University of Bristol, we have made great strides in identifying new approaches to solving health challenges through bringing researchers from often very disparate disciplines to work together in innovative ways.