26 Jun 2017

Medical student defies the odds to become a doctor

For most people, the thought of going through medical school is daunting, but what if during your studies you were struck with a rare disorder that rendered you paralysed? That is what happened to University of Dundee student Elizabeth Ferris (30), who will collect her medical degree on Friday, 23rd June. Ever since she was a little girl she held firmly to the dream of becoming a doctor. She was busy working on making that dream happen when she fell ill during her second year. She was diagnosed with Vasculitis, an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. Coupled with blindness in ...

Medical student defies the odds to become a doctor

26 Jun 2017

Eczema art exhibition to go on display

People who suffer from eczema will be the focus of a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Beyond Skin’ will explore the life and science behind atopic eczema and will open at the LifeSpace Gallery on Tuesday, 27th June, featuring work by artists Gordon Douglas, Trevor Gordon, Beverley Hood and Josie Vallely. The exhibition considers the challenging symptoms that people live with every day and the takes a look at the unseen human side of skin research. Trevor and Josie’s works were inspired by participatory workshops with Eczema Outreach Scotland to reflect the emotional and physic...

Eczema art exhibition to go on display

26 Jun 2017

Dundee clinician scientist receives prestigious medical prize

The University of Dundee’s Dr Miratul Muqit has received a prestigious award recognising his breakthroughs in understanding Parkinson’s disease. Dr Muqit is both a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital, where he treats Parkinson’s patients, and a researcher carrying out cutting-edge research into the debilitating condition at the University’s School of Life Sciences. He has been awarded the 2018 Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science and Goulstonian Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Dr Muqit is the first Dundee-based clinician to receive this award, and the fir...

Dundee clinician scientist receives prestigious medical prize

23 Jun 2017

£80,000 prize for ‘My Diabetes My Way’

A University of Dundee project that enables diabetics to self-manage their condition has been awarded £80,000 in a competition aiming to identify Scotland’s most innovative entrepreneurial talent. ‘My Diabetes My Way’ is an online platform which allows people with diabetes across Scotland to access their medical records online, support their self-management and improve their knowledge of their condition. It is now in the process of commercialisation and won the funding in the Round 10 Final of the Scottish EDGE competition last night. My Diabetes My Way was created by the University...

£80,000 prize for ‘My Diabetes My Way’

23 Jun 2017

Homeless charity to use student’s dissertation to help vulnerable people

The dissertation of a University of Dundee Community Learning and Development student could soon be used to help improve the lives of vulnerable drug users. 43-year-old Adalaine Bryson will collect her degree on Friday, 23rd June. In her final year, she explored the experiences and views of adults accessing a community hub to address their drug misuse. Adalaine chose to focus her research project on people receiving Methadone, as she believed their views needed to be heard. During the research, she started to notice a trend with service users. She said, “Almost all participants reported experiencing ...

Homeless charity to use student’s dissertation to help vulnerable people