1 Sep 2016

10,000th user signs up to ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website.

Over 10,000 people across Scotland are now using the ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website to access their medical records online. Developed at the University of Dundee, in collaboration with NHS Scotland, the website allows patients to have online access to test results, clinic letters and their very own treatment plan. It also contains multimedia resources aimed at improving self-management, including traditional information leaflets, interactive educational tools, videos describing diabetes-related complications and testimonials from people with diabetes talking about their experiences. Dr Scott Cunn...

10,000th user signs up to ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website.

1 Sep 2016

‘Identifying the Dead’ shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

An online course which enabled more than 20,000 crime fiction fans to play the role of forensic investigator in a Val McDermid murder mystery has seen the University of Dundee nominated for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award. The University’s internationally renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research’ category of the THE Awards 2016. ‘Identifying the Dead’ was launched in conjunction with social learning platform FutureLearn last year. FutureLearn enables millions of p...

‘Identifying the Dead’ shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

31 Aug 2016

US Ambassador explores the ‘special relationship’, past present and future

US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun talked about the enduring nature of the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries and its vital importance in the future at a public lecture at the University of Dundee this evening The event, held in conjunction with the Royal Society of Edinburgh, took place at the University’s Dalhousie Building. A packed auditorium heard Ambassador Barzun discuss “The ‘Special Relationship’ between the UK and the US – past, present and future” and answer questions from the audience about the relationship and the challenges fac...

US Ambassador explores the ‘special relationship’, past present and future

31 Aug 2016

Dundee lecturer part of BBC documentary to highlight British Black History

A University of Dundee lecturer will star in a new BBC documentary series to highlight British Black History. History and American Studies lecturer Dr Peggy Brunache will be featured on ‘A Black History of Britain’, which will be aired on BBC Two in the autumn. Dr Brunache will be providing her expertise on African-American Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. In 1845 he toured across Britain for 19 months, lecturing against slavery in the US. One of the places he ended up on his tour was Dundee, and he made his speech in what is now The Bell Street Music Centre. As part of the do...

Dundee lecturer part of BBC documentary to highlight British Black History

30 Aug 2016

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions

Dentists prescribe fewer antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a 12-month randomised controlled trial in UK general dental practices. The trial which featured all 795 antibiotic prescribing general dental practices in Scotland has shown a 5.7 percent reduction in dentists’ antibiotic prescribing rate after receiving the intervention. The journal PLOS Medicine has published the results of the study which was co-led by Professor Jan Clarkson, Co-Director of Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee, Professor Cr...

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions