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News 2018

A selection of news from the Usher Institute in 2018 - major publications, awards, visitors and more.

Data initiative to tackle digital skills gap

The Usher Institute is delighted to be part of the Data-Driven Innovation Programme.

New appointments: Professors Bruce Guthrie and Stewart Mercer

New Professors - Bruce Guthrie and Stewart Mercer
We are delighted to announce two new professorial appointments at the Usher Institute. Bruce Guthrie has been appointed Professor of General Practice, and Stewart Mercer has been appointed Professor of Primary Care and Multimorbidity.

Global Health Symposium and Annual Lecture 2018

Usher Institute Global Health Sympoisum and Annual Lecture 2018
Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSci delivered an outstanding, inspirational lecture, preceded by a showcase of work in Global Health from across the Usher Institute.

Depression may raise risk of heart attack and stroke

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People with symptoms of anxiety and depression may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, a study has found.

Fringe Festival Highlights

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August in Edinburgh saw the return of the summer festival season, and all the colour and creativity that it brings.

New appointment: Professor Linda Bauld

Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health
We are delighted to announce that Professor Linda Bauld has been appointed Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health at the Usher Institute.

Sarah Chan - member of Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.

Photograph of Sarah Chan
The Usher Institute is delighted that Dr Sarah Chan, Chancellor's Fellow, has been appointed as a member of the RSE's Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Launch of Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

The new Wellcome Trust-backed University of Edinburgh Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society launches on 25 June 2018.

Professor Scott Murray retires

May 2018 saw the retirement of two much valued Professors from the Usher Institute, Raj Bhopal and Scott Murray.

Professor Raj Bhopal retires

May 2018 saw the retirement of two much valued Professors from the Usher Institute, Raj Bhopal and Scott Murray