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Vacancies within OCTRU

Vacancies within OCTRU

Research General

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OCTRU members attend ICTMC 2017

OCTRU members attend ICTMC 2017

General Research

Members of OCTRU attended this weeks 4th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference and Society for Clinical Trials 38th Annual Meeting in Liverpool

Catch up with the monthly messages from the Director of the NIHR HTA Programme

Catch up with the monthly messages from the Director of the NIHR HTA Programme

Research General Funding success

Professor Hywel Williams the Director of the NIHR HTA Programme writes a monthly Director’s Message. This month’s message includes Hywel’s tips on how to improve your research application by getting a review from outside of your team, and Hywel’s appreciation of NIHR.

Academy of Medical Sciences - New Fellows 2016

Academy of Medical Sciences - New Fellows 2016

General Research

47 world leading UK researchers have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for 2016 from 356 candidates. 8 of the 47 elected are from the University of Oxford, and 2 are from OCTRU.

International Clinical Trials Day 2016

International Clinical Trials Day 2016

General Research

OCTRU joined members of the NPEU and the Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network today to mark International Clinical Trials Day.

International Clinical Trials Day 2016 - free public talk

International Clinical Trials Day 2016 - free public talk

Department General Research

On International Clinical Trials Day this year, Professor Lamb will be giving a free public talk entitled: "Clinical Trials: One of the most important medical inventions in the last 100 years".

OCTRU Clinical Trials Course

OCTRU Clinical Trials Course

General

OCTRU is running a one-day course for those wishing to be a chief investigator on the design and conduct of clinical trials on Friday 10th June 2016 at the Botnar Research Centre.

New Video released by the NIHR about the role of a CTU in developing a NIHR funding application

New Video released by the NIHR about the role of a CTU in developing a NIHR funding application

Research Funding success General

The NIHR has produced a video highlighting the role that Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) play in developing an NIHR funding application, explaining both the role and benefits of working with CTUs. One of our co-directors, Professor Sallie Lamb is one of the CTU directors talking about the role of a CTU.

OCTRU makes a pledge for parity #International Women's Day

OCTRU makes a pledge for parity #International Women's Day

General

This week, members of OCTRU helped to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women for International Women's Day.

BOSTiC 2016

BOSTiC 2016

General

BOSTiC : Training in Research Methods for Surgical Trainees - Wednesday, 27 April 2016 to Friday, 29 April 2016, 9am - 4pm

NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships – Round 4 opens today

NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships – Round 4 opens today

General

The NIHR have today launched the fourth round of their Clinical Trials Fellowships (CTFs) competition. These fellowships are designed to support existing NIHR Trainees with an interest in, and experience of, working with clinical trials as part of their current training award who would benefit from further training within the setting of a Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) that is in receipt of NIHR CTU Support Funding.

Honorary doctorate for Professor Doug Altman

Honorary doctorate for Professor Doug Altman

General Department Research

Doug Altman, Professor of Statistics in Medicine at NDORMS and Director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht.

Collaborative intervention development – consultation with key stakeholders

Collaborative intervention development – consultation with key stakeholders

General Research

The RRIO [Rehabilitation Research in Oxford] group has embarked on a programme of work to investigate the management of back pain in older people, known as, The BOOST [Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble] Programme. Professor Sallie Lamb is the Chief Investigator.

PART Trial - work started

PART Trial - work started

General Research Funding success

The HTA has funded the PART Trial - A randomised controlled trial of Partial prostate Ablation versus Radical prosTatectomy (PART) in intermediate risk, unilateral clinically localised prostate cancer. Work on the trial officially started on 1st January 2015, further information on the trial and its progress will be available soon on the OCTRU Current Projects Page.

SPRAINED Study - Work started

SPRAINED Study - Work started

General Research Funding success

The NIHR HTA programme has funded the SPRAINED study (Synthesising a clinical Prognostic Rule for Ankle Injuries in the Emergency Department). The study, led by Professor Sallie Lamb, aims to develop and validate a prognostic tool for acute ankle sprains in an Emergency Department setting. Work on the trial officially starts on the 1st of November and further information will be available soon on the OCTRU current projects page.

Hand exercises improve function in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Hand exercises improve function in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Department General Publication Research

A new study led by Professor Sallie Lamb of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University and the University of Warwick, is due to be published in The Lancet today, and shows a tailored hand exercise programme improves function and quality of life for patients living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

LASER Trial: showcased on television

LASER Trial: showcased on television

Research General

The LASER Trial has recently been showcased on television, meeting with a participant on the trial and interviewing the trial Chief Investigator

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