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As it happened: Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Divisional Away Day

DEM Away Day

The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism held its 2018 Away Day on Friday 2 November at The Royal Society in London. (more…)

Funding successes: November 2018

Professor Matthew Pickering
Professor Matthew Pickering (pictured) was recently awarded a Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science by the Wellcome Trust.

Congratulations to all Principal Investigators in the Department who have been awarded research grants this month. Here is round-up of key funding successes in the Department of Medicine for November. (more…)

In profile: Dr Wayne Mitchell, Senior Teaching Fellow

Wayne Mitchell

Dr Wayne Mitchell is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medicine. Earlier this year, he was awarded a President’s Award for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience in recognition of his efforts to create a better learning environment for students. We spoke to him more about his role for the latest instalment of our Staff Profile series.

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Postdoctoral Travel Awards | Deadline 3 December 2018

The Department of Medicine postdoctoral travel awards are now open for applications. 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…)

A fresh look at mentoring | National Mentoring Day

27 October is National Mentoring Day, a day to celebrate the benefits of mentoring and to thank mentors for their support.

Mentoring is a great personal development tool, both for mentees and mentors. The College has several mentoring schemes, including one run by the Faculty of Medicine. The scheme is open to anyone within the Faculty of Medicine, at any point of their career. (more…)

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…)