University of Bristol recognised in second Life Sciences Sector Deal12 December 2018Life sciences is a sector that operates at the cutting-edge of technological developments. The second Life Sciences Sector Deal was announced on 7 December and the Great West region, including the University of Bristol, was recognised in the report for its flourishing life science industry.
Further funding for EBI awardees27 November 2018Many Elizabeth Blackwell Institute awardees go on to secure further funding or fellowships. We're pleased to share details of some of the recent grants and positions secured by our awardees.
Bristol Fun Palaces - everyone an artist, everyone a scientist!22 November 2018International Fun Palaces weekend took place on 6 and 7 October this year, bringing researchers together with residents and community partners to co-host arts and science events. Elizabeth Blackwell Institute hosts Bristol’s Fun Palace Ambassador, supporting researchers at the University of Bristol and local community groups to set up arts and science activities across Bristol as part of the global Fun Palaces campaign.
New interdisciplinary research network to tackle antimicrobial resistance14 November 2018Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an escalating global health emergency with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimating that ‘superbugs’ will kill 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, including more than 90,000 in the UK, unless we can halt the rise in antibiotic-resistant infections. The University of Bristol is committed to tackling this global challenge with a new cross-faculty and interdisciplinary AMR research network, funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.
Equality and diversity in health research13 November 2018Lauren Curtis, Diversity and Inclusion Champion in the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, blogs about her role, Vote 100 and equality in health research.
Medical Humanities Strand research clusters13 November 2018We are delighted to announce four new research clusters have been established as part of the EBI Medical Humanities Strand. Opening the door to new arts-science collaborations by connecting researchers from all faculties together with clinicians and external partners for research focusing on philosophy and humanities.
Latest funding schemes awardees13 November 2018Elizabeth Blackwell Institute runs a number of schemes supporting health related translational projects. Here are details of the latest 2018 awardees at the University of Bristol for two of our translational project funding schemes.
Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture by Dame Professor Parveen Kumar30 October 2018We were delighted to welcome Dame Professor Parveen Kumar in Bristol as our fifth Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture speaker. Her talk was titled 'Health in a global world: my personal journey', a fascinating story from the foothills of Lahore through China and India, sharing her solitary (as one of very few women) educational experience to the top of the medical profession.
Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 20198 October 2018Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2019 to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Mathematics or Computing and/or Artificial Intelligence
Climate Change and Health Awards21 September 2018Wellcome Trust offers funding to support researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate.
Life of Breath project wins Inspiration Award 11 September 2018The Life of Breath project, which has carried out research into breathlessness has won the ‘Inspiration Award’ at the first ever Health Humanities Medal awards created by the Arts & Humanities Research Council in association with Wellcome Trust. The awards recognise the excellent work taking place to improve quality of life, health and wellbeing of the population using arts and humanities research.
Latest funding schemes awardees5 July 2018Elizabeth Blackwell Institute runs a number of schemes supporting researchers with their early careers. Here are details of the latest awardees at the University of Bristol for three of our early career funding schemes.
Bristol thinking globally for health5 July 2018Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, describes the Institute's innovative approach to global health challenges. This comment piece was one in a series of Bristol Firsts blogs, collated by Bristol Health Partners, celebrating Bristol-based innovations in the NHS’s 70th year.
Building international partnerships for global health19 June 2018The recent Global Challenges symposium, organised by the University of Bristol’s Research Institutes, brought together cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world to discuss how address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcoming over 150 people from countries worldwide for its sessions on global health.
Master of Laws in Health, Law and Society 22 May 2018If you are interested in the relationships between health and law, and want a degree that gives you diverse career opportunities, then the University of Bristol Law School’s LLM in Health, Law, and Society provides the answer.
Data science to help with mental health research3 May 2018Professor John Macleod, Joint Head of Centre for Academic Primary Care at Bristol Medical School, has received £1.5 million as part of a large grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC). The award builds on a study by Professor Macleod and his team Department of Population Health Sciences funded by the University's Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research under its Catalyst Fund programme.
Patient prehabilitation gets a boost10 April 2018Thanks to initial funding from University of Bristol’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute we are now close to seeing some real impact from a prehabilitation intervention for cancer patients undergoing major surgery. The project, which aims to identify interventions that improve post-operative recovery, has been awarded further funding to take forward this important research.
New scheme launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance13 March 2018The Academy of Medical Sciences is inviting applications for the first round of the Hamied Foundation UK-India Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Visiting Professorship scheme. The programme will seek to facilitate a long-term collaboration between the most talented researchers in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the UK and India.
Funding competition - Health and life sciences13 March 2018The government’s Innovation and Funding Service has announced a funding competition for a share of up to £19 million to develop innovations in health and life sciences or emerging and enabling technologies. The fund is open to UK-based businesses, academics, charity, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations.
Call for GW4 Building Communities programme now open5 February 2018The GW4 Building Communities programme is designed to build new, high-quality GW4 research communities or help existing collaborations to build on their work and secure long term sustainable funding.
Submit abstracts by 31 January for the Bristol Brain Research: Showcase and Networking Day 20189 January 2018The Bristol Neuroscience Research Network presents a one-day conference on 11 April 2018, offering the opportunity for researchers across Schools and Units to discuss best practice, share experiences, cross-fertilise, source expertise and engage across the whole spectrum of neuroscience from cellular work to epidemiology to clinical applications, and everything in between.