UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVid-19 Evidence Reviews)

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Latest updates from UNCOVER, its members and affiliates.

Congratulations to Dr Xiaomeng Zhang

Everyone at UNCOVER congratulates Dr Xiaomeng Zhang, who has just earnt her PhD on the "Application of instrumental variables methods for the investigation of non - genetic biomarkers and other risk factors for colorectal cancer risk".

A Productive Summer for UNCOVER

During the second year of the pandemic, the need for a strong public health evidence base to help inform decision-makers has not diminished. If anything, the issues that we are all grappling with have become more complex and challenging, as we get to grips with the long-term consequences of COVID-19, and reassess our approach to work and education, healthcare, housing and public safety, with the ever-present threat of the virus resurging.

UNCOVER 2021 Conference Now Open for Registration

The conference will showcase the results of rapid reviews conducted for decision-makers in 2021, by students and staff working collaboratively as part of the Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews. The conference includes keynote speeches from Professor Linda Bauld and Professor Colm Harmon, and a fascinating guest panel session reflecting on lessons learned from doing evidence synthesis during a pandemic.

UNCOVER Features as part of World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

We are delighted that the UNCOVER 2021 Conference will feature as part of a worldwide programme of events for World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day, which is marked on 20 October every year.

UNCOVER features as part of the Open.Ed showcase

Open.Ed showcases good examples of open practice.

UNCOVER and co-creation

The work of UNCOVER included in a TImes Higher Education article, April 2021.

Working together

UNCOVER students Rima, Eva, Lara, Gemma and Prerna wrote about their indoor review and UNCOVER experience on Teaching Matters.

Portraits of the pandemic

UNCOVER's Gwenetta Curry was interviewed as part of the project highlighting staff and students who have worked tirelessly throughout the lockdown and beyond in response to this unprecedented challenge.

Public health measures and R

Summary of findings from the publication, Li Y et al. The temporal association of introducing and lifting non-pharmaceutical interventions with the time-varying reproduction number (R) of SARS-CoV-2: a modelling study across 131 countries.

UNCOVER's Emilie McSwiggan wins Excellent Newcomer Award

This award is given to a colleague within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine who has made a significant impact in their first year in post. It recognises those who bring enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to their role and who build positive working relationships.