On 29th November 2013, Dr Lughano Kalongolera became the first training surgeon from Malawi to graduate from the MSc in Surgical Sciences. This surgical distance learning programme allowing him to study to consolidate his academic and professional development but also to continue to deliver health care locally. His study was supported by a grant form Scottish Government and from from pharmaceuticals company Johnson & Johnson.
At a reception at St James Palace on 21st November 2013, it was announced that Clinical Surgery's surgical distance learning programmes had been awarded the Queens' Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This award is widely regarded as the highest national honour in UK education.
This course is aimed at candidates who wish to sit their exit professional examinations in General Surgery within the next 12 months.
Over two days the course will concentrate on section two of the FRCS examination and will consist of carefully designed and structured interviews.
Organised by Prof Steve Wigmore and an experienced team previously involved in the highly successful Hadrian FRCS preparation course.
At the end of the course participants will have developed techniques to improve their exam performance by better demonstrating their knowledge and understanding.
Mr Richards was awareded the "Clinical Tutor Associate of the Year" jointly with Dr Kyle Gibson.
The selection was based mostly on informal feedback from students and relevant staff; there is no doubt that your efforts on behalf of your students have been hugely appreciated, and you have clearly "gone the extra mile".
The award will be presented at the SEFCE Symposium on Wednesday 20th November 2013 in a session running from 1.30 till 2.10pm.
Congratulations to Mr George Tse one of our Clinical Research Fellows who was awarded two prizes from his PhD project
Best Presentation European Society of Organ Transplantation - Transplant Fellows Workshop, Vienna 2012
Best Poster Presentation Kidney Research UK - Fellows Day, Durham 2013
Mr Andrew de Beaux and Mr Bruce Tulloh (Joint Chairs)
The 36th Annual International Congress of the European Hernia Society will be held in Edinburgh from 28th - 31st May 2014 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).
Professor Ross is the academic lead for the Toxicology workpackage in the recently awarded StemBANCC European collaborative project supported by the IMI and EFPIA. The aim of the STEMBANCC project is to generate and characterise 1,500 high quality human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines that can be used by researchers to study a range of diseases and to test for drug efficacy and safety in a variety of differentiated cell types. The total budget for the StemBANCC project is 55.6million Euros over 5 years.
Applications are now being accepted for the MSc in Surgical Sciences.
This article was published on Dec 4, 2013