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24 Jun

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded

24 Jun 2016

In May 2016, Dr Rohini Mathur was awarded a four year Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will commence in April 2017. The aim of the research will be to identify areas of healthcare which can be modified in order to reduce the risk of vascular disease outcomes amongst people with type 2 diabetes. It is known that significant ethnic inequalities exist, both in the prevalence of...

24 Jun

New Paper: Recent Trends in ADHD medication use in UK

24 Jun 2016

Over the last 20 years, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) throughout the world have been increasingly treated with medication. This study used primary care prescribing records to look at ADHD medication trends in the UK. We found large increases in the use of ADHD medication between 1992 and 2008, with usage levels then becoming stable since 2008. This paper is...

24 Jun

Does Clarithromycin cause heart attacks?

24 Jun 2016

Adrian Root’s paper is now published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. His paper finds no evidence for and association between clarithromycin and long term risk of cardiovascular events. This paper uses multiple analytic methods to guard against bias in observational epidemiology.

23 Jun

ARMA Certificate in Research Management awarded to Robyn Collins

23 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Robyn Collins, the EHR research group coordinator in NCDE, who has recently passed and been awarded the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Certificate in Research Management. Robyn is the first LSHTM employee to complete this professional qualification that helps individuals to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful research managers. The...

16 Jun

Royal Society event at Buckingham Palace

16 Jun 2016

On the 13th July HRH the Duke of York will be hosting afternoon tea for a small number of University Research Fellows and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows at Buckingham Palace. His Royal Highness the Duke of York has taken a real interest in the work of the Society and particularly our early career researchers. HRH has kindly offered to host these events at Buckingham Palace for newly appointed Royal...