The Department of Health and Social Care’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, visited Oxford on Monday 2nd July to find out about the world-leading research taking place there and to meet young medical researchers starting out on their career.
After a meeting at the John Radcliffe Hospital with senior leaders of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and of the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division, Prof Whitty went to the University’s Old Road Campus, on the Churchill Hospital site, to meet senior investigators from the NIHR Oxford BRC’s 20 research themes.
They outlined the latest research in areas such as anti-microbial resistance, vaccines, genomics, imaging and big data.
After his meeting with the senior researchers, Prof Whitty held a question-and-answer session with a group of early career researchers.
NIHR Oxford BRC Director, Prof Keith Channon, said: “We’re delighted to host Professor Whitty in his visit Oxford to see the world-leading research our BRC is supporting, especially in areas such as infection and antimicrobial resistance, that are national priorities.
“We are also pleased that Prof Whitty met both our senior researchers, and those in the early stages of their research careers, who will be responsible for leading clinical research and bringing benefits to patients in future years.”