In Memoriam: Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski
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.
Celebrating Early Careers Researchers on International Women's Day
8 March 2021
In these short interviews, Anna Kordala and Jane Millar talk about the research they do at the Department of Paediatrics.
Coronavirus: is it safe for children to return to school?
1 June 2020
COVID-19 Children's Health General Parents & Carers
Stéphane Paulus and Else Bijker explore the topic in their article for The Conversation.
World AIDS Day 2016
1 December 2016
World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
World Pneumonia Day: Making vaccines work to prevent pneumonia
12 November 2016
General Public Engagement Research Vaccinology
Today is World Pneumonia Day!
3 October 2016
General Public Engagement Vaccinology
A new podcast from the Medical Sciences Division
Dr Matthew Snape wins prize for engaging the public
1 July 2016
Awards & Appointments General Public Engagement
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.
Georg Hollander and Andrew Pollard join the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
29 June 2016
Awards & Appointments Department General
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.
Graduate Scholarship in Paediatrics
13 June 2016
Scholarship jointly offered by St Cross College and the Department of Paediatrics
Herd Immunity: How does it work?
26 April 2016
Dr Manish Sadarangani explains how herd immunity works and why vaccinating children is important.
It’s World Immunisation Week!
25 April 2016
During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.
Future of Oxford Chair in Developmental Medicine secured with £3.3million gift
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.
Measles and the MMR Vaccine
1 March 2016
Department General Vaccinology
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.
What is meningitis B – and why don’t older children get the vaccine?
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?
Dr Matthew Snape on 'Pikin to Pikin Tok'
22 February 2016
Dr Matthew Snape is a guest on Sierra Leone's radio programme Pikin to Pikin Tok.
Andrew Pollard has been awarded a Principal Fellowship by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
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.
Why Mark Zuckerberg was right to vaccinate his daughter
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?
Children with cancer given hope of having a family in the future
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.