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  • New Climate Change and Health PhD students 29 November 2023 The Cabot Institute for the Environment and Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research have recruited a cohort of funded PhD students in the area of Climate Change and Health. Three new PhD projects will be supported by a cross-disciplinary team of academic staff who are experts in their fields.
  • Three stages to building reciprocal relationships with community groups: the CHICO guidance 28 November 2023 Three key stages to help researchers involve racially marginalised community groups more effectively in their work are explained in a new paper published in Research Involvement and Engagement. The co-produced guidance, which focuses on building reciprocal relationships with communities, is the result of the ‘Checklist for inclusive community involvement in health research’ study, or CHICO for short.
  • Smart Digital Assistants – a glimpse into the future of the GP surgery? 28 November 2023 With the pressures that the National Health Service and primary care in particular are under, the use of new technologies might permit General Practitioners to deliver better care in the short time they are allocated to each patient.
  • Mistletoe – not just for Christmas 21 November 2023 Mistletoe has been a feature of Christmas for hundreds of years. But this semi-parasitic plant has some rather surprising properties: in mainland Europe, it has been used alongside chemotherapy to support cancer patients for more than a century.
  • Create for Confidence Research Study Launched 16 November 2023 Dr Naomi Warne and the Create for Confidence team at the University of Bristol have launched a new research study. Secondary school staff are invited to share their views on the idea of an art and wellbeing programme for schools.
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Investigating Innovation, Safety and Liability 14 November 2023 We were delighted to welcome Vera Lúcia Raposo, Assistant Professor of Law and Technology at Nova School of Law (Lisbon, Portugal), the leading researcher at the FutureHealthLaw, to Bristol in October 2023. During her visit, she delivered a series of in-person interdisciplinary interactive seminars on 10, 16 and 17 October 2023, exploring the use of new technologies in healthcare.
  • New Fellow in mental health 30 October 2023 With support from the Prudence Trust, the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) have funded a talented individual to conduct research into mental health in children and young people.
  • New robot could help diagnose breast cancer early 4 October 2023 A device has been created that could carry out Clinical Breast Examinations (CBE).
  • New date for our public lecture 25 September 2023 Professor Patricia Kingori will be our tenth Annual Elizabeth Blackwell Public Lecture speaker. The lecture 'Facts, fakes, society and health', will take place on 22 January 2024 at City Hall, Bristol.
  • Working in Different Ways with ‘Psychosis’ 20 September 2023 We were delighted to support the recent Bristol Health Partners’ innovation and exploration event led by the Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT). The in-person conference, held on 12 September 2023 at Bristol’s M Shed, was titled: ‘Love, Patience and Kindness: Working in Different Ways with ‘Psychosis.’’ The event explored psychological and compassionate approaches to psychosis.

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