4 Apr 2018

Medicine student Karin to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

A School of Medicine student is to head to the Gold Coast of Australia to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games alongside another University of Dundee student and two of our alumni. Karin Belch, who is currently in her final year of her MBChB degree will be heading out with the team as a travelling reserve, and isn’t the first of her family to go to the Commonwealth Games. “60 years ago my granny swam for Scotland,” Karin said. “She’s very excited to see me go off to the Games.” But that’s not the only family link to the Gold Coast this year, Karin says. ...

Medicine student Karin to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

26 Mar 2018

Fellowship (ad hominem) from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Professor Abboud

At a presentation ceremony on Friday, 16 March 2018, Professor Rami Abboud was formally elected Honorary Fellow (ad hominem) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Britain's oldest surgical royal college. Established in 1505, and with a worldwide membership, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and one of the largest surgical establishments, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice through its activities in education, training and examinations. It is extremely rare for the Fellowship (ad hominem) to be prese...

Fellowship (ad hominem) from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Professor Abboud

20 Mar 2018

Published paper details new models to explore cancer drug efficacy

A paper from the laboratory of Professor Roland Wolf and Dr Colin Henderson, which is situated in the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre at Ninewells, has been published in the latest edition of Clinical Cancer Research. The paper focuses on the development of models in the laboratory which enable detailed prediction of how drugs can be developed and applied in a clinical setting. The aim of these models is to allow a more detailed prediction on drug metabolism and elimination within the body – both of which are key factors in the efficacy of drugs and the side effects they present. The models have been used ...

Published paper details new models to explore cancer drug efficacy

12 Mar 2018

Lord Provost of Dundee becomes 200,000th signatory on SHARE register

The Lord Provost of Dundee, Ian Borthwick, has become the 200,000th signatory to a unique database helping researchers to carry out ground-breaking medical research. He signed up for the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) when he welcomed the world-renowned diabetes researcher Dr V Mohan to the city on Monday 12 March to discuss a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. SHARE is a University of Dundee-led initiative that provides researchers with a database of suitable and willing recruits. SHARE also uses blood left over from routine testing to help improve treatments for ...

Lord Provost of Dundee becomes 200,000th signatory on SHARE register

1 Mar 2018

MBChB away day focuses on developing the School's undergraduate curriculum

As part of the School’s focus on ensuring the delivery of high-standard teaching in the MBChB curriculum, the Undergraduate Team held its most recent away day at West Park Conference Centre, Dundee. Delegates included members of teaching staff from across the University and NHS,  all of whom are involved with the planning, teaching and delivery of the MBChB course. The day began with a welcome from Professor Rami Abboud, Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching, who took the opportunity to thank Professor Gary Mires for the stellar job that he has done for the MBChB programme in his various ro...

MBChB away day focuses on developing the School's undergraduate curriculum