HSRU's Clare Robertson wins a Principal's Prize for Research and Engagement
The Principal's Prizes for Research and Engagement are intended to recognise outstanding contributions in research, impact and engagement. We are delighted that HSRU's Clare Robertson has won this years Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Sciences. This is a special prize awarded to recognise outstanding achievement in biomedical sciences engagement. This is the 6th...
BAME individuals must not be under-represented in Covid-19 research
Researchers must ensure people of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are proportionately represented in Covid-19 studies, according to scientists from UK and USA.
Total versus partial knee replacement in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis
Late-stage medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) can be treated using total knee replacement (TKR) or partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement (PKR). It is not known which replacement offers most benefit for the patient or for the health-care system. TOPKAT was designed as a multicentre parallel-group superiority randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate...
Trial Forge is creating practical resources for trial teams in response to COVID-19
COVID-19 is affecting the way we all do randomised trials and the Trial Forge team has been providing a range of materials that are relevant to both COVID-19 trials and non-COVID trials affected by COVID-19 (https://www.trialforge.org/covid-19-resources/). Currently these materials fall into three main categories:• Evidence pack: up-to-date summaries of evidence for...
Happy International Clinical Trials Day
The Public Engagement Group celebrated International Clinical Trials Day by launching a trials inspired quiz. 477 people took part from all over the world. 397 entries were UK based and the remaining ones came from several countries including the USA, Australia, Italy and Spain. You can find it here: https://bzfd.it/3dUO0dA
Review published on re-opening dental services after lockdown
Experts from across the UK - including The University of Aberdeen - have carried out a rapid review of evidence to help policy makers decide how to reopen dental services after the lockdown ends.
Staff News - April 2020
Congratulations to Adel El Feky (now Dr Adel El Feky) on the defence of his thesis. The first HSRU PhD viva by video conference. Farewell to Agata Kostrzewa who left us at the end of March. Agata is an undergraduate student at the University who was one of our summer interns...
Staff News - March 2020
Welcome to Avril Nicoll who joined us this month. Avril will be working with Louise Locock on Rosemary Hollick's Vasculitis project. Farewell to Lara Kemp who has moved to Stirling. Farewell to Alina Uyazina who has moved to a new post within the University. Farewell to Adel El Feky who has taken up...
Staff News - January 2020
Welcome to Louisa Lawrie who joins us as a Research Fellow Farewell to Maria Ntessalen who leaves us to take up a post at the Maternity Hospital Farewell to Gordon Fernie who is leaving Aberdeen and moving to the central belt Farewell to Utkalika Kuanar has has taken up a new role within...
Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback
Research by HSRU's Professor Louise Locock is one of several studies to feature in a Themed Review published this month by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) on Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback. The NHS is spending millions of pounds encouraging patients to give feedback but the information gained...
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