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Commemorating the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic | Professor Wendy Barclay

Professor Wendy Barclay
Professor Wendy Barclay

A century ago, as the First World War drew to an end, Spanish influenza brought terror to an already shell-shocked world. Industrialised warfare had caused the loss of many young lives and there must have been a sense that things couldn’t get any worse. And yet they did: a virus unlike any other in recent memory unleashed itself onto a weakened and highly mobile population, causing more than 50 million additional deaths (more…)

In profile: Kenny Oniti and Claire Wade, Operations Trainees

Claire Wade and Kenny Oniti, the latest recruits to the Department's Operations Trainee Scheme
L-R: Claire Wade and Kenny Oniti, the latest recruits to the Department’s Operations Trainee Scheme

Kenny Oniti and Claire Wade joined Imperial earlier this year as part of the Department of Medicine’s Operations Trainee scheme. The scheme aims to train the administrators and managers of the future by providing them with experience working in the central functions of a university department.

We caught up with Kenny and Claire to see how they’ve been settling in, and what their experience of the scheme has been so far.


International Pathology Summer School | Dr Mona El-Bahrawy

From L-R: Professor Ismail Matalka (International Advisor for MENA Region, The Royal College of Pathologists [UK]), Major General Khaled Amer (First and former Dean for The Armed Forces College of Medicine [Egypt]), Miss Zuzana Lescisinova (International Education Officer, The Royal College of Pathologists [UK]), Dr Mona El-Bahrawy (Adjunct Reader and Consultant Histopathologist, Imperial College London)
Dr Mona El-Bahrawy, Adjunct Reader and Consultant Histopathologist, played a principal role in the establishment and organisation of the 2018 International Pathology Summer School (IPSS), organised by the Royal College of Pathologists in partnership with the Egyptian Armed Forces College of Medicine (AFCM) and the ECPT. Dr El-Bahrawy is also the Country Advisor for Egypt for The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and President of the Egyptian Committee for Pathology Training (ECPT).  (more…)

In profile: Dr Richard Kelwick, Research Associate

Dr Richard Kelwick is a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology. Having recently been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship, we asked him about his experiences so far of translating his research into the commercial world.


Department of Medicine Postdoctoral Travel Awards | Deadline 1 Aug 2018


Applications are now open for the Department of Medicine Travel Awards. These awards are aimed at postdoctoral staff who do not have funding to attend conferences to travel and present their work. The Department has disbursed over £20,000 through the scheme, and this time it could be you! (more…)