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The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.

Oxford researchers call for an urgent re-evaluation of “weak” opioid safety profile

Main Statistics and epidemiology

A new study associates dispensation doses of tramadol with increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and fractures compared to the use of codeine to treat pain.

New therapeutic targets identified to treat inflammatory bowel disease

Kennedy Main Publication Research

Millions of patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are given fresh hope as a new study shows why some of them do not respond to current treatments.

Afsie Sabokbar wins Lifetime Achievement at Teaching Excellence Awards

Awards Main

Director of Graduate Studies Afsie Sabokbar wins Lifetime Achievement at 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards.

NDORMS staff recognised in the 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards

Awards Main

Director of Graduate Studies Afsie Sabokbar, Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin and Graduate Studies Officer Samuel Burnell were all winners in the Teaching Excellence Awards.

Oxford Sixth-form prize in Medicine winners announced

Outreach Trauma

The winners of the 2021 sixth-form prize in medicine are Lucy Addis and Rosa Morgan-Young.

Five ways to take action for your bone health

Main Orthopaedics and trauma

On World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the world’s largest non-governmental organisation in the bone field, urges action for osteoporosis and fracture prevention.

NDORMS researchers awarded funding by The Paget’s Association

Awards Funding Main

Professor Philippa Hulley and Doctor Helen Knowles have been awarded funding by The Paget’s Association for their research on bone cells.

NDORMS researchers awarded NIHR Fellowships

Awards Funding Main Trauma

Six researchers from the Botnar Research Centre have been awarded NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Fellowships.

Oxford-Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowships awarded to NDORMS researchers

Awards Main

Six researchers from the Botnar Research Centre and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at NDORMS have been awarded fellowships as part of the Oxford-Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowship Programme, providing them an opportunity to gain exposure to the field of commercial drug discovery and development.

Labelling proteins through the diet gives new insights into how collagen-rich tissues change as we age

Kennedy Main Tissue remodelling and regeneration

A new study, published in eLife, uses advanced tissue analysis technology to show how the incorporation of new proteins changes in bone and cartilage with age.

NDORMS researchers join new multidisciplinary oncology research project

Main Oncology

OPTIMA aims to improve treatment for patients with prostate, breast and lung cancer through artificial intelligence

Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship awarded to Inhye Park

Funding Kennedy

Inhye Park has been awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to research the biology of resident vascular macrophages in atherosclerosis.

Professor David Beard awarded BOA Honorary Fellowship

Awards Main

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science, David Beard, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association.

Farewell to Angela, NDORMS Head of Administration

Main

Angela Truesdale, who has retired from her role as Head of Administration at NDORMS will be fondly missed by all her colleagues and across the division.

Antonella Delmestri selected as a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute

Awards Botnar

NDORMS Lead Health Data Scientist, Antonella Delmestri, has been selected as a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

Researchers from the Kennedy Institute awarded MRC funding

Awards Kennedy Main

Tonia Vincent, Jelena Bezbradica and Alex Clarke have been awarded funding grants by the Medical Research Council (MRC) for different projects.

New guidelines to improve reporting standards of studies that investigate causal mechanisms

Main Research

Researchers at NDORMS have developed a new set of guidelines for reporting mediation analyses in health research.

New Associate Professors announced at NDORMS

Botnar Kennedy Main

The Medical Sciences Division has awarded the title of Associate Professor to five senior researchers at NDORMS.

COVID-19 vaccines shown to reduce infection by 90% in nursing homes

Coronavirus COVID-19 Main

A new collaborative study between the Catalan Institute of Health, the Public Health Secreatariat of Catalonia, and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, NDORMS, at the University of Oxford have confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines greatly reduce infections, hospitalisations and mortality for up to 6 months.

The Kennedy Institute completes its roof extension

Kennedy Main

Building work at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology has finished, providing a new third floor that houses additional meeting and collaboration space for data science and offices for the management of clinical trials.

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