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Bliss to fund the study of pain relief in newborns

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...?"

"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

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.

NHS features the Meningitis B vaccine in its "70 years, 70 discoveries" campaign

NHS features the Meningitis B vaccine in its "70 years, 70 discoveries" campaign

The National Health Service named Oxford Vaccine Group’s Meningitis B vaccination programme one of the 70 most transformative discoveries over the past 70 years.

OxTalent recognition for the Paediatric Neuroimaging team!

OxTalent recognition for the Paediatric Neuroimaging team!

A short video, "How do babies feel pain?", created by Dr Fiona Moultrie, Charlotte Moultrie and Prof. Rebeccah Slater, has received recognition in the 2018 OxTalent award ceremony.

New guidelines to monitor blood cancer in Down syndrome babies

New guidelines to monitor blood cancer in Down syndrome babies

Haematology Research

The recommendations result from research by Prof Irene Roberts (Department of Paediatrics) and Prof Paresh Vyas (Radcliffe Department of Medicine), published in the British Journal of Haematology.

Cheltenham Science Festival: Let’s talk about infant pain!

Cheltenham Science Festival: Let’s talk about infant pain!

Neuroimaging Public Engagement

A team from the Paediatric Neuroimaging group present their research on pain in babies at this year's Cheltenham Science Festival.

How do vaccines work?

How do vaccines work?

To understand how vaccines work, it helps to look first at how the immune system works, because vaccines harness the natural activity of your immune system. This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.

Rebeccah Slater at the Pint of Science festival

Rebeccah Slater at the Pint of Science festival

Neuroimaging Public Engagement

At this year's event, Professor Rebeccah Slater introduced the audience to researching pain experienced in newborn babies, and the cutting edge methods she is using to understand it.

Launching a typhoid vaccine study in Nepal

Launching a typhoid vaccine study in Nepal

Children's Health Vaccinology

On November 20, 2017, the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC) vaccinated the first of 20,000 children against typhoid, successfully launching a study to assess the impact of typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) in preventing typhoid among children in Nepal.

Oxford Vaccine Group leads meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

Oxford Vaccine Group leads meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

Clinical Trials Recruitment Research Vaccinology

Researchers are working with schools around the county to find 24,000 volunteers aged 16 to 18 years to take part in the Be on the TEAM (Teenagers Against Meningitis) trial, led by the Oxford Vaccine Group at the Oxford University's Paediatrics Department with funding and support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Medical Sciences heads to the Big Bang Fair

Medical Sciences heads to the Big Bang Fair

Public Engagement

Researchers from NDORMS, the Department of Oncology and Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics attend the Big Bang Fair 2018 to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Mildred Iro wins best paediatrics paper of 2017!

Mildred Iro wins best paediatrics paper of 2017!

Awards & Appointments Research Vaccinology

Mildred Iro, a Paediatric Research Fellow working with the Oxford Vaccine Group, won the Lorber Prize for the best paediatric publication of 2017 for her work on childhood encephalitis admissions.

Bma contribution to paediatrics research project

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