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Professor Darzi joins UK’s Order of Merit

Darzi IGHICongratulations go to Professor Darzi upon his recent admission to the United Kingdom’s Order of Merit by Her Majesty The Queen in the 2016 New Year’s Honour List.

Professor Darzi has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to healthcare and will join an august group – former members include Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela.  Membership of the Order is limited at any given time to 24 members who have each been recognised by the reigning Head of State for exceptional meritorious services towards advancement of the arts, learning, literature and science.

It is a great reflection on his work and so our congratulations again, on this outstanding honour.

Read more on the Imperial new years honours story.

Art of Research – Image competition


Imperial Innovations and Quicktech is seeking images that demonstrate the breadth and depth of scientific research taking place at Imperial College London. We’re looking for photographs, illustrations or infographics that tell the story of your work – whether it’s a shot of some cells, a drawing of a drone, or a visual representation of fluid dynamics we’re seeking original, innovative and creative images that celebrate science.

For more information about entering the competition and the exhibition, check out the Imperial Innovations website.

Showcase of clinical and health research at Imperial


Join us between 2-7pm at the W12 Conference Centre at Hammersmith Hospital on the 8th February 2016 for a free event showcasing clinical and health research at Imperial!

Maybe you want to learn about the research we carry out at Imperial?
Maybe you want to speak to the investigators carrying out research?
Maybe you want to participate in research?
Or maybe you just want to understand how and why we invest in certain areas of research?

Whatever your background or interest, our interactive exhibits, short talks, facility tours and round table discussions will help answer your questions. This is your opportunity to not only understand why health research matters but also help shape clinical research in the future.

And if all that doesn’t tempt you, there are also free refreshments and a drinks reception at the end of the day!

Interested? Click here to register via Eventbrite.

Need more info? See the attached pdf or call 02033122563.

Institute of Global Health Innovation twitter feeds

IGHI logoAnyone interested in finding out what’s going on in the Institute of Global Health and Innovation Centre’s, can start following the relevant twitter accounts to get the most up to date news:

Academic distinction award

Saudi National Day_MunirahOne of CSM’s PhD students, Munira Alsaleh has received an academic distinction award from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.  This award is given to students who received an award at a conference or event.

Munira received her award after winning best poster award at a recent conference in Saudi Arabia. This extremely competitive award is open to students who receive a scholarship from any Saudi based organisation to undertake their studies in a UK-based university, college or institute.

NHLI Athena SWAN Lecture 2016

NHLI ASRegistration is now open for the NHLI Athena SWAN Lecture 2016 by Prof Fiona Watt FRS, taking place on Wednesday 20th of January.

Prof Watt will be talking about her exciting research – Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of Epidermal Stem Cell Fate and also about her career path and how she got to where she is now. The talk is scheduled for 16:00 and will be followed by a reception where you will have a chance to talk to Prof Watt and mingle with your colleagues.

You can register for the event by e-mailing me (