Usher Institute

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Take part in research?

Some key studies from across the Usher Institute currently recruiting participants include:

  • ELVIS COVID-19 - Professor Aziz Sheikh and Dr Sandeep Ramalingam seek to investigate whether a simple salt water solution could reduce symptoms and transmission of COVID-19. Read more on the study website.
  • Coronagenes - Professor Jim Wilson is leading an international volunteer project to help understand the genetics of susceptibility to and symptoms of coronavirus: why some people get sick and others don't. Read more on the Coronagenes Study website.
  • COVIDENCE UK - Professor Aziz Sheikh is Scotland lead for this study, recruiting people over 16 years old across the UK for a study involving monthly questionnaires to dig into the longer term challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic, and to establish a platform for future research on coronavirus disease in the UK. Red more on the COVIDENCE UK Study website
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The Usher Institute works with people, populations and their data to understand and advance the health of individuals and populations through innovative collaborations in a global community.

It sits within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

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Visit us at the Old Medical School in Teviot Place, or at NINE, Edinburgh BioQuarter.

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Overview of core research areas within the Usher Institute.

University of Edinburgh scholarships

We offer taught degrees both on-campus and online, and research degrees.

Taking a world-leading approach to measuring the global burden of disease, prioritising investments in global health, influencing governance structures and processes, and innovating for global health.

Focusing on the interdisciplinary study of designing, developing and using information technology solutions in healthcare.

Drawing together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences to improve population health.

Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Building on a unique history of social studies of science and medicine to scrutinise the complex social, cultural and technological landscape that characterises contemporary biomedicine and health care.

Read more on the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society website.

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Clinical Trials Unit

Providing an infrastructure to design, plan and deliver clinical research studies across a varied portfolio of clinical specialties and methodologies.

Read more on the ECTU website.

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Join our growing team of academics and professional services staff and work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment.