News in 2018

  • University of Bristol recognised in second Life Sciences Sector Deal 12 December 2018 Life 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.
  • Wellcome Trust review how they support science 6 December 2018 Wellcome Trust is launching a review into how they should best support science to achieve their mission of improving health.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Newsletter No.17: 28 November 2018 28 November 2018 The 17th edition of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Newsletter was distributed via email on 28 November 2018.
  • Further funding for EBI awardees 27 November 2018 Many 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 2018 International 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 resistance 14 November 2018 Antimicrobial 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 research 13 November 2018 Lauren 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 clusters 13 November 2018 We 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 awardees 13 November 2018 Elizabeth 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.
  • Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation join the Open Access coalition 8 November 2018 To ensure that research findings are shared widely and are made freely available at the time of publication, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined cOAlition S and endorsed the principles of Plan S [5 November 2018].
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture by Dame Professor Parveen Kumar 30 October 2018 We 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.
  • Researchers explore ups and downs of early parenthood thanks to new funding 23 October 2018 New Wellcome Trust funding means researchers from the University of Bristol can undertake a new study exploring fathers' early parenting experiences.
  • Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2019 8 October 2018 Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2019 to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Mathematics or Computing and/or Artificial Intelligence
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Newsletter No.16: 28 September 2018 28 September 2018 The sixteenth edition of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Newsletter was distributed via email on 28 September 2018.
  • Experimental design and statistics support for the University of Bristol 25 September 2018 The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, through its Wellcome Trust ISSF Award, is delighted to support a new post to help researchers at the University of Bristol with the experimental design and statistics associated with fundamental biology research and pre-clinical studies.
  • Discover hidden arts and science in the city with Bristol Fun Palaces! 25 September 2018 Graffiti a YoBike and pedal fruit into a smoothie, discover optical illusions, make a postcard on a moving train and try your hand at willow weaving, poetry and more (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018) across Bristol Fun Palaces.
  • University of Bristol joins UK BioIndustry Association 21 September 2018 The University of Bristol staff can now benefit from the organisational membership of the UK BioIndustry Association through the support provided by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.
  • Climate Change and Health Awards 21 September 2018 Wellcome 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 2018 The 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.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Newsletter No.15: 19 July 2018 19 July 2018 The fifteenth edition of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Newsletter was distributed via email on 19 July 2018.
  • Latest funding schemes awardees 5 July 2018 Elizabeth 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 health 5 July 2018 Rachael 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.
  • Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2018/2019: call for proposals 25 June 2018 The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) invites proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships that bring together researchers, clinicians and business.
  • Building international partnerships for global health 19 June 2018 The 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.
  • New plaque unveiled to commemorate the work of Elizabeth Blackwell 7 June 2018 A new plaque has been unveiled in New York to honour Elizabeth Blackwell, one of Bristol's most influential daughters and the first female doctor in America.
  • Master of Laws in Health, Law and Society 22 May 2018 If 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 research 3 May 2018 Professor 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 boost 10 April 2018 Thanks 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 innovation funding to help people live longer, better, healthier lives 15 March 2018 £300 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will provide opportunities for researchers and businesses to work together to support the UK’s ageing population.
  • New scheme launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance 13 March 2018 The 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 sciences 13 March 2018 The 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.
  • Global Health with Justice Symposium 9 March 2018 24 April 2018, 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM University of Bristol Law School, Lady Hale Moot Court, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HH
  • Wellcome Trust to review its open access policy 8 March 2018 Wellcome Trust are going to do the first full review of their open access policy.
  • A competition for transformative ideas tackling global challenges 5 February 2018 Primera Impact is an investment competition for start-ups tackling challenging problems in healthcare.
  • Call for GW4 Building Communities programme now open 5 February 2018 The 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.
  • Maximising the value of research outputs: Wellcome’s approach 2 February 2018 In July 2017, the Wellcome Trust updated their policy on the management and sharing of research outputs. This policy helps deliver Wellcome’s mission – to improve health for everyone by enabling great ideas to thrive.
  • GW4 Doctoral Student Training Scheme: deadline 4 Feb 2018 29 January 2018 Thinking of applying for the GW4 Doctoral Student Training Scheme, through which you can bid for up to £2,000 to fund discipline-specific training? Deadline for applications is 4 February 2018!
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Advisor on Business Development 22 January 2018 The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research (EBI) welcomed Dr Richard Seabrook MBA, as its Advisor on Business Development.
  • Founding Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute to lead new Faculty of Life Sciences at Bristol 12 January 2018 Professor Jeremy Tavaré will take up the role of Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol, on 1 August 2018.
  • Submit abstracts by 31 January for the Bristol Brain Research: Showcase and Networking Day 2018 9 January 2018 The 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.
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