Usher Institute

News 2017

A selection of news from the Usher Institute in 2017 - major publications, awards, visitors and more.

BMA Medfash Award for HIV Scotland - nominated by Ingrid Young

Key partner receives award for work in the community.

Chancellor's Award to Professor Devi Sridhar

Congratulations to Professor Devi Sridhar

Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

The University of Edinburgh will be supporting the development of a new Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society.

Type 2 diabetes linked to shorter lifespan

Type 2 diabetes is linked to lower life expectancy regardless of a person’s socioeconomic status, a Scotland-wide study suggests.

Master of Public Health Class of 2016/17 success

Congratulations to our latest class of MPH students - who will graduate on Friday 1 December.

Social media studies need tighter controls

Information shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users’ consent, a study suggests.

Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa - launch

TIBA launch invitation card - painting, logo and details of the event
Today sees the launch of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit Tackling Infections To Benefit Africa At The University Of Edinburgh.

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.

Smoking bans’ positive impact on child health backed by study

Discarded cigarette packet
Childhood chest infections needing hospital care may have dropped by as much as 20 per cent since anti-smoking laws were introduced, research suggests.

WHO Collaborating Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Health Research and Training logo
The WHO has confirmed a further 4 year designation for the Centre for Population Health Sciences as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Health Research and Training.

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