Celebrating Oxford Pioneer Paediatricians
3 March 2023
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate two inspirational Oxford paediatricians: Dr Cicely Williams (1893–1992) and Dr Victoria Smallpeice (1901–1991). These two women pushed forward child health as pioneers in the paediatric profession.
The new ‘Vaccines and Society’ (VAS) unit hosted by OVG has been launched
2 March 2023
The aim of VAS is to be a multidisciplinary research centre that seeks to study attitudes and behaviour towards vaccination in society, policy, and media, across time and geographies. It is led by Assoc. Prof. Samantha Vanderslott.
STRONG Research Group Launch New Logo
27 February 2023
STRONG, a research group in the University of Oxford's Department of Paediatrics, is pleased to unveil its new logo, created by Belgian Communication Consultant, Stephane Defreyne.
Oxford to lead international consortium to unlock potential of programmable nucleic acid drugs
17 January 2023
A consortium led by Matthew Wood, Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Paediatrics and Director of the Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre, has been awarded £8m of funding from UKRI, LifeArc and the Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA) via the Nucleic Acid Therapies (NAT) Delivery Research Challenge.
New survey launched to explore the acceptability of the Gonococcal Controlled Human Infection Model in UK men.
13 January 2023
Researchers at the University of Oxford have launched a new mixed methods study to explore the acceptability of the Gonococcal Controlled Human Infection Model (GC-CHIM) in UK men.
Irene Roberts delivers Ham-Wasserman Lecture
13 January 2023
Awards & Appointments Children's Health Haematology
Presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, the award and lectureship recognises individuals from outside the United States who have made significant contributions to Haematology.
Oxford vaccinologist Teresa Lambe honoured with Irish Abroad award
5 January 2023
A vaccine scientist from the University of Oxford recently received the prestigious Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2022, which recognises the contribution of members of the Irish diaspora.
Oxford Ebola vaccine manufactured and shipped in record time by SII
19 December 2022
More than 40,000 doses of Oxford’s Ebola vaccine have been manufactured by SII (Serum Institute of India) in just 60 days and doses shipped to Uganda.
From running COVID-19 trials to researching respiratory diseases - Daniela Ferreira discusses her journey from Brazil to Oxford
7 December 2022
Daniela Ferreira, Professor of Mucosal Immunity and Infection at the Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics, has so much enthusiasm for her work on respiratory infections and vaccinology, you would be very hard-pressed not to want her to succeed
Paediatric Neurorunners for SSNAP take on Oxford Half Marathon
25 November 2022
Members of the Paediatric Neuroimaging Research Group at the University of Oxford (based at the Newborn Care Unit) decided to team up to support SSNAP (Support for Sick Newborns And their Parents). The team of four (Simon Marchant, Maz Aspbury, Luke Baxter and Marianne van der Vaart) signed up for the Oxford half marathon on 16th October 2022 to raise money for the charity through sponsorship. A couple of injuries meant that only two crossed the finish line, but they put in enough effort for the whole team!
MenACWY teenage meningitis vaccine programme drives herd immunity across all ages
10 November 2022
Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported findings from a large-scale study that examined the impact of the UK’s MenACWY vaccination programme on the carriage of meningitis bacteria in the throats of UK teenagers. They have demonstrated the impact of the vaccine in generating herd protection, also called herd immunity, that protects all age groups.
IDRM officially launched its Inaugural Symposium
9 November 2022
IDRM hosted a full day of scientific talks and networking on the 4th of November at its Inaugural Symposium. The event was made possible by the generous donation of the J.W. Jenkinson Trust and the support from Nanostring, Sony, Integra, and Evox Therapeutics.
Exploring the role of muscles with video games at IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival
2 November 2022
The Rinaldi research group joined the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival to showcase research on muscle strength and neuromuscular diseases.
Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research
19 October 2022
Awards & Appointments Research
Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients. The funding was awarded to the two NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.
Paediatrics 50th Anniversary: From Little Steps to Giant Leaps
3 October 2022
On Wednesday 21st September, the Department of Paediatrics invited friends, colleagues, and supporters of the department to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at the Mathematical Institute situated next to the Old Radcliffe Infirmary.
Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation & Engagement Awards
3 October 2022
Winners - The Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine: a vaccine for the world
Celebrating Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
3 October 2022
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, where our Childhood Leukaemia research group have taken action to help raise awareness for this cause.
How do muscles make us strong? Find out at IF Oxford Science & Ideas Festival
22 September 2022
If you've ever wondered about the role of the muscle, come and meet us at IF Oxford - the Oxford science and ideas Festival on Saturday 8th & 15th October, when our researchers will be challenging members of the public to play our "Muscle Switch" game and exploring why strength differs between us.
It’s not just Covid: the triple threat that could overwhelm the NHS this winter - Andrew Pollard
13 September 2022
A severe flu outbreak or new coronavirus variant could prove catastrophic for a health service already on its knees