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Using your professional development days - Carla's story

Carla Cohen shares her experience of the RisingWISE programme for women in science and engineering.

My experience of bronchoscopy as a patient on the Oxford Airways Study

Despite initial anxiety, Alison Ambrose had a bronchoscopy as part of the Oxford Airways Study and would recommend volunteering to help research efforts into the condition.

Our World From Space X Ageing beyond Earth

The Alsaleh group participates in the national STEM programme, ‘Our World From Space’, hosted at the Museum of Natural History.

The first OPEN ARMS open day!

Friday 19 May 2023 saw the first OPEN ARMS open day at the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences. 25 members of the public and several researchers attended. Judi (one of the OPEN ARMS committee members) and Patient and Public Involvement Coordinator Louise Hailey tell us more.

Giving ACL injury the red card!

With women 6 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury in sport, I went along to see how consultants from Oxford are training sports coaches nationally in a preventative warm-up programme.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023

Saturday 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, we asked NDORMS people to share their female science icons with us!

An ambulance to Ukraine

Prof Lavy and OUH Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Viv Addy take ambulance of supplies to Ukraine border.

The Open Arms away (not away) day!

Despite not being able to meet in person, the Open Arms PPI group held a virtual away day, sharing ideas for its future development.

Resilience, adaptability, collaboration, creativity, self-care, and family.

International Women’s Day Event: ‘Women and the Pandemic’

NDORMS Writing Club

Louise Hailey shares her experience of the NDORMS Writing Club.

A Medical Student’s Reflection; Oxford University Research Internship

Hassan Kamal shares his experience on working as a research intern at the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division.

VROOM study - Behind The Scenes

VROOM is one of the newest clinical trials to be started by OCTRU. It has been getting lots of attention in the media, so we asked the Clinical Trial Manager, Lucy Cureton, to tell us a bit more about it.

Meat the future - The Oxford Natural History Museum

Earlier this year, the histology team at The Kennedy Institute were thrilled to receive an enquiry like no other. We are used to processing and sectioning a wide variety of tissues for Oxford university researchers as well as other British and European institutions; however, we never expected to deal with chicken breast and beef steak from Sainsburys!

Trials on trial

Trial methodology research is a type of research that looks at how researchers do clinical trials and asks ‘how can we do them better?’ The trial methodology research I do looks at how researchers decide whether to move from a small, pilot trial to a larger, longer and more expensive Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT).

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