The 2018 Mackenzie Lecture "How Data and Informatics Can Support Clinical Research" Lecture to be delivered by Miriam Sturkenboom

The Mackenzie Lecture is an annual event held in honour of Sir James Mackenzie, a pioneer in research in general practice and the safe use of medicines. The 2018 Mackenzie Lecture will be held at Ninewells Hospital and hosted by the Health Informatics Centre (HIC), Memo, and the Division of Population Health Sciences in collaboration with Dundee University and St Andrews University. To mark the occasion of Professor Miriam Sturkenboom’s visit to deliver the Lecture, we are planning a free mini-conference designed to facilitate collaborations and showcase on-going research in this field. A number of t...

What is ens@t-ht? What is arterial hypertension?

Currently HIC have researchers contributing to the ensat-ht project. This is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project that will investigate specific types of hypertension and whether it is possible to define specific profiles based on systems biology "-omics" approaches and subsequently use these to define more personalised approaches to disease management   To learn more about this project visit their website Or watch their Video ...

LORD PROVOST BECOMES 200,000TH SHARE SIGNATORY AT CELEBRATION OF GLOBAL DIABETES PARTNERSHIP

Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick became the 200,000th signatory to the SHARE register. He also welcomed the world-renowned diabetes researcher Dr V Mohan to the city on the 12th of March to discuss a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes.   Read the full article here :https://www.registerforshare.org/news/Lord-Provost-Becomes-200%2C000th-SHARE-Signatory-at-Celebration-of-Global-Diabetes-Partnership_91.html...

Thousands sought for major diabetes study

A major Tayside-based diabetes study into how the disease develops is looking to recruit up to 6,000 new patients from across Scotland. The GoDARTS study seeks Scottish diabetes patients who have been diagnosed within the past two years. Researchers hope to identify why there is a variation in the way diabetes progresses in different patients. Professor of diabetic medicine at Dundee University, Ewan Pearson, who is leading the study, said: "This is a new phase of recruitment to GoDARTS which will give us valuable insight into why diabetes is more aggressive in some patients than others, and how ...

Dundee researchers to work with Sheffield University on effects of deprivation

A new initiative led by researchers from the University of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded nearly £2 million to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas. Professor Nicola Innes, professor of paediatric dentistry and associate dean for learning and teaching at Dundee Dental School, said: “Dental decay is preventable and, in some ways, that should be simple. Just brush with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. However, enacting that prevention at the level of the individual person isn’t always so simple.   The Dundee and Sheffield re...