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Paediatrics celebrates international clinical trials day

Paediatrics celebrates International Clinical Trials Day

Sign up to take part in our clinical trials, talk to the research staff, or simply enjoy a Microbe Mugshot Match or a Game of Crohn's (Disease).

How was typhoid eliminated in the past

How was typhoid eliminated in the past?

Drs Samantha Vanderslott and Claas Kirchhelle introduce their typhoid history research and 'Alice in Typhoidland' public engagement project. This work delves into the history of typhoid in Oxford and highlights why typhoid is still a major global health problem needing both water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions alongside vaccines.

Ivf and risk of childhood cancers expert comment

IVF and risk of childhood cancers - expert comment

Professor Anindita Roy provides expert comment on research published in JAMA Pediatrics, which found a small association of IVF with overall cancers of early childhood.

A prize winning poster on personalised medicine

A prize-winning poster on personalised medicine

Awards & Appointments

Dr Dominik Aschenbrenner from the Mucosal Immunology Group was awarded the first prize at the Falk Foundation Symposium for his poster titled “IBD: From Pathophysiology to Personalized Medicine”.

World leading neurologist appointed to professorship at mduk oxford neuromuscular centre

World-leading neurologist appointed to Professorship at MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre

Acclaimed clinical researcher, Professor Laurent Servais, has been appointed Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases at the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre. The centre is a partnership between Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) and the University of Oxford with the aim of driving research into potential treatments from the lab into the clinic.

Will blockchain make the healthcare system more efficient 1

Will Blockchain make the healthcare system more efficient?

An undergraduate working with the Healthcare Translation Research Group published an article suggesting that Blockchain could be used to manage electronic health records in a secure, decentralised way.

Oxford harrington rare disease centre to research rare diseases therapies

Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre to research rare diseases therapies

Research University

The University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have announced a new affiliation to advance therapies for rare diseases. The joint program combines capabilities to improve treatment options globally for patients with rare diseases.

A new frontier in the fight against rare diseases

A new frontier in the fight against rare diseases


In a Medium interview, Professor Matthew Wood, a professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Paediatrics, talks about his work and the advances that a new Rare Diseases Centre could herald for the future of rare disease and genetics.

Blueprint magazine features paediatric research

Blueprint Magazine features paediatric research

Children's Health Clinical Trials Neuroimaging Publication

In the latest issue of the Blueprint, Shaunna Latchman meets Professor of Paediatric Neuroimaging, Rebeccah Slater to discuss the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and find out why a gentle touch really does goes a long way.

The power of touch

The power of touch

Neuroimaging Publication Research

Work published in Current Biology shows that lightly brushing in an infant can reduce pain-related brain activity evoked by a clinically necessary medical procedure.

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies?

Clinical Trials Neuroimaging Research

The Lancet has published the results of the Procedural Pain in Premature Infants (Poppi) study, ran by the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and co-ordinated by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (Clinical Trials Unit).

Prestigious fellowship awarded to paediatrics scholar

Prestigious fellowship awarded to Paediatrics scholar

Awards & Appointments Neuroimaging Research

Dr Caroline Hartley, a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group, has been awarded the highly competitive Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.

First award from bliss new research fund to go to the paediatric neuroimaging group

Bliss to fund the study of pain relief in newborns

Awards & Appointments Neuroimaging Research

The Paediatric Neuroimaging research team from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford will receive a £145,987 grant from Bliss, over three years, to fund a project which seeks to improve the measurement and treatment of pain in premature babies.


"Did you know...?"

Public Engagement

From the Town Hall, through pubs, up to shopping centres – throughout October, teams from Paediatrics have been showcasing their work all over Oxford as part of the Ideas Festival.

Department of paediatrics receives athena swan silver award

Department of Paediatrics receives Athena SWAN Silver Award

Athena Swan

The Department of Paediatrics has been granted the Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition for its contribution to advancement of equality and excellence in employment.

Halting the spread of salmonella

Halting the spread of salmonella

Research Vaccinology

There are between 11 and 27 million estimated cases of enteric fever worldwide every year, and 75,000–220,000 deaths. Could vaccination stop the spread of these diesases in the environment?

Paediatrics dphil student awarded the inez oliver prize

Paediatrics DPhil student awarded the Inez Oliver Prize

Awards & Appointments Neuroimaging

Deniz Gursul won the Inez Oliver Prize for an outstanding essay on how brain imaging is used for measuring pain in babies, and how it can assist in developing pain relief measures.

Vaccinations and the fight against poverty

Vaccinations and the fight against poverty

What does it mean to be poor in the UK and around the world? Could we eliminate this kind of inequality or is it an unavoidable part of society? This needs a lot more thought...

Pregnant women invited to take part in pioneering diabetes prevention research 1

Pregnant women invited to take part in pioneering diabetes prevention research

Clinical Trials Parents & Carers Recruitment Research

Dr Matthew Snape leads a study investigating if giving small amounts of oral insulin to babies can prevent type 1 diabetes, thus allowing mothers to protect their children from injecting insulin.

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