17 May 2023
We regret to announce the passing of Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski, Professor of Tropical Paediatrics at the Nuffield Department of Medicine and former researcher at the Department of Paediatrics, who dedicated his life to the study of malaria. Prof Kwiatkowski passed away in April 2023 at the age of 69.
8 March 2021
In these short interviews, Anna Kordala and Jane Millar talk about the research they do at the Department of Paediatrics.
1 June 2020
Stéphane Paulus and Else Bijker explore the topic in their article for The Conversation.
12 November 2016
Today is World Pneumonia Day!
1 July 2016
The 12 winners of the inaugural University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research were announced on Friday 1 July by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, in a ceremony at Merton College.
29 June 2016
47 world leading UK researchers, including the Department's Georg Hollander and Andrew Pollard have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
4 April 2016
A generous gift of £3.3million from the entrepreneur, private investor and philanthropist Mr André Hoffmann has secured the future of an Oxford Chair in Developmental Medicine.
1 March 2016
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease which can lead to serious complications. In high income regions of the world such as Western Europe, it causes death in at least 1 in 5000 cases, but as many as 1 in 100 will die in the poorest regions of the world.
24 February 2016
A petition calling for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children, at least up to age 11 years, has gained a record number of signatoriesfollowing the high profile case of a two-year-old child who died from the infection and whose parents believed they should have received the vaccine. So what is meningitis B and why is the vaccine for it only given to babies under the age of one?
20 January 2016
The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Unit in Musculoskeletal Disease (BRU) have announced the successful applicants for its first Principal Fellow Competition. A total of £675,000 has been awarded to senior Oxford researchers to support research that will have a direct benefit on NHS care.
20 January 2016
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg recently posted a photo on the social networking site of his two-month-old daughter in the doctor’s surgery waiting to be vaccinated. It provoked a storm on social media, with millions of people commenting on the pros and cons of vaccination. So was Zuckerberg right to have his child vaccinated?
17 December 2015
More children in England and Wales, who are at high risk of being infertile after cancer treatment, will be given the chance of a family later in life thanks to a major donation to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.