23 Feb 2015

The Susan Reid Memorial Prize

Social Work students Diane Murray and Kari Gallacher have been named as the first winners of the Susan Reid Memorial Prize, named in honour of the former librarian at the University of Dundee. Susan worked as a Liaison Librarian at the University’s Library & Learning Centre for her entire professional career, spanning 34 years. She sadly died last year. She also contributed to the BA and MSc programmes in Social Work at the University, providing inspirational accounts of the impact of disability on a family and practical guidance for potential social workers in assessing and working with carers&r...

The Susan Reid Memorial Prize

18 Feb 2015

New bowel cancer home screening test to be introduced across country

Robert Steele, Professor of Surgery and Head of Cancer Research at the University of Dundee, has welcomed the introduction of a new bowel cancer test which simplifies sample collection in a bid to increase participation in Scotland’s national bowel screening programme and save more lives. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Shona Robison when she joined cancer clinicians, charities and patients to mark the three year anniversary of the Scottish Government’s Detect Cancer Early (DCE) programme, which has received an additional £9 million commitment for 2015/16. The new FIT home s...

New bowel cancer home screening test to be introduced across country

16 Feb 2015

New book explores big questions faced by humans and the cosmos

Antony Black , Emeritus Professor of Political Thought at the University of Dundee, has addressed some of the biggest questions of spirituality, humanity and morality in a new book published this week. Humans and the Cosmos: Exploration and Mindfulness asks what kind of universe we live in, where do we fit into the galaxies and whether God explains it all? The book, which will be officially launched at the University’s Chaplaincy Centre on 19th February, also highlights the dangers of global warming, which he describes as “the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.” Professor Black said...

New book explores big questions faced by humans and the cosmos

16 Feb 2015

‘Patient Safety: How Do We Train Our Doctors?’ – Café Science event on 23rd February

One of the country’s foremost authorities on medical education will discuss the challenges of training doctors to ensure the safety of patients at the next Café Science event in Dundee. Jean Ker is Professor in Medical Education at the University of Dundee and Associate Dean of Innovation for the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. She will deliver a talk entitled ‘Patient safety: how do we train our doctors?’ at Avery & Co on Monday, 23rd February. Professor Ker said, “With the increasing pressures on public services, ensuring that patients are cared for in a saf...

‘Patient Safety: How Do We Train Our Doctors?’ – Café Science event on 23rd February

13 Feb 2015

Dundee to lead `big data’ challenge

The University of Dundee is to lead a major project to help tackle one of four key biosciences `big data’ challenges identified by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The BBSRC has announced an investment of £7.5m in new infrastructure to tackle bioscience big data challenges. The new funding will improve the storage and curation of enormous datasets that will unlock untold discoveries in important areas like health, agriculture and sustainable fuels. £1.79m of the funding has been awarded to a project led by Professor Jason Swedlow at the University of ...