Healthcare and health research public workshop
Would you like to take part in shaping how the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) engages you in health research? We are asking the community to help us design a patient registry that will help us to advance care for all patients at CUH. Every CUH patient will be invited to join the registry.
Join us in a FREE workshop to discuss this topic on Monday 16 November 2015, from 17:00 to 19:30, at the Ernest Cassel Room, Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP.
Cambridge Science Festival at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
The 20th Cambridge Annual Science festival ended with a bang at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Over a 1,000 people visited the event and got hands on with surgery, listened to researchers explain the lastest research in genetics and gained an insight into the numerous collaborations across the campus that drive biomedical research.
Nick Morrell delivered a talk on the rare lung condition Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), the genetics of which is providing clues as to why some people's arteries thicken while other's don't. Three young NIHR BRC PhD students gave an insight into their career choices and research to an audience of secondary school students. Finally to end the festival Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, delivered the keynote lecture - 'The Drugs Don't Work' and provided food for thought on society's over use and abuse of antiobiotics and the challenges modern medicine is facing as resistance to antiobiotics increases at an alarming rate.
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A packed house enjoyed presentations from a research nurse, radiographer, clinical scientist, laboratory manager and a mathematician - all of whom play a part in making research happen on the biomedical campus. Over 200 school students from around Cambridgeshire were enthused by the presentations and one student remarked 'I was thinking of becoming an accountant but research looks much more exciting.'
London International Youth Science Forum
We were delighted to welcome a group from the LIYSF to visit laboratory and clinical research facilities on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The students toured the Clinical Research Facility, the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and the brand new MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology. You can see a summary of their trip on YouTube.
'I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for hosting a student visit for us this year. With your help LIYSF 2013 has been one of our best years yet. Our students have already commented how much they enjoyed your visit and have many great stories of their time with you.'
We look forward to welcoming the group again next year!
Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Open Evening
The Cambridge BRC opened its doors to the public for an evening of presentations, discussion and debate exploring some of the exciting scientific research taking place in the hospital.
'A very informative and enjoyable evening, posters and presentations were interesting.'
‘Very much enjoyed the format – which left me hungry for more. Would be interested in other talks on specific areas including; breast cancer, stem cell research, Alzheimers.’
‘Really enjoyed Dr Lamb’s talk, as I am hoping to study medicine but I like science ….so good to hear someone’s journey.’
Over 160 people attended the public open evening in April 2013. School groups, patient advocates and bioresource volunteers plus representatives from the public and patient involvement panel all enjoyed a whirlwind tour of research at the Cambridge BRC. Dementia, cardiovascular, cancer and rare diseases were discussed with questions from the audience to enliven the discussion.