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Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Bulletin 31 March 2021 31 March 2021
- Health data: how to use it and when to share it? 6 May 2021 As part of our ongoing engagement project, Create to Collaborate, we’re setting up a workshop to prompt discussion amongst everyday people (like you and me) about health data: what to do with it, how to use it, and when to share it, for example. We want university researchers to get involved...
- Bristol researchers tackle effect of climate change on health 27 April 2021 Climate change affects many of the social and environmental determinants of health including clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Global challenges can only be addressed by multi-disciplinary teams of researchers bringing skills and expertise form different fields to find solutions to complex problems.
- British biotech company launched to develop ground-breaking potential treatments for coronavirus 13 April 2021 A new British Biotech company offers the possibility of a game-changing pan-coronavirus antiviral to treat patients at all stages of the disease and to reduce the transmission of the virus.
- Apply by 16 April for the CMIP6 Data Hackathon in the UK 7 April 2021 Scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, UCL and the Met Office are hosting a three-day hackathon on 2–4 June, open to all UK researchers in the field, to produce cutting-edge research using Climate Model Intercomparison Project 6 (CMIP6) data.
- Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lectures 1 April 2021 We are delighted to announce our 7th Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture with Professor Sarah Gilbert on Wednesday 6 October, 13:00-14:00 BST (GMT+1). She will talk about the Development of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
- Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Bulletin 31 March 2021 31 March 2021
- Health Data Science - an integrative research strand 30 March 2021 There is a recognised need throughout the University of Bristol - and beyond - to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in the health or biomedical arenas. To cater to this, the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute initiated a series of interdisciplinary research strands, designed to facilitate a range of health research activities throughout the University, with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Here we highlight impacts from our Health Data Science strand.
- Science of Happiness course proved to help students mental wellbeing 24 March 2021 A university course aimed at teaching students how to improve their mental health has a discernable increase in mental wellbeing, new research reveals.
- How Bristol’s research has played a key role in the world’s response to COVID-19 23 March 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, academics from across the University of Bristol joined together to understand the virus and the impact of the pandemic. Today [23 March] is a year since the first UK lockdown and their research is continuing to play a key role in global efforts to overcome the disease
- Marking World TB day on 24 March 2021 23 March 2021 Researchers at the University of Bristol are coming together to mark World TB Day on March 24 2021, commemorating the announcement by Robert Koch in 1882 of the discovery of the tuberculosis pathogen 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis'.