Leading medical researchers in Oxford have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to healthcare research by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Seven Oxford researchers from the University of Oxford and Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust have been awarded NIHR Senior Investigator status, out of forty awards nationally. These include; Professor Peter Brocklehurst, Professor Derrick Crook, Professor Alastair Gray, Professor Freddie Hamdy, Professor Adrian Hill, Professor Stefan Neubauer, Professor Rodney Phillips.
Professor Keith Channon, Director of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, said:
“This year’s awards bring the number of Oxford NIHR Senior Investigators to 19, out of about 200 nationally across the NHS. The researchers recognised today are all internationally leading clinical investigators. Their work addresses important areas such as improved prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, evaluating clinical interventions in pregnancy, healthcare economics, high tech cancer surgery and diagnostic imaging for heart disease. The awards illustrate the success of translational healthcare research underpinned by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Oxford that brings together the strengths of the University of Oxford and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust.”
Notes to Editors:
- The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) provides the framework through which the research staff and research infrastructure of the NHS in England is positioned, maintained and managed as a national research facility. The NIHR provides the NHS with the support and infrastructure it needs to conduct first-class research funded by the Government and its partners alongside high-quality patient care, education and training. Its aim is to support outstanding individuals (both leaders and collaborators), working in world class facilities (both NHS and university), and conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients. www.nihr.ac.uk
- The Oxford Biomedical Research Centre was founded in April 2007 through a competitively awarded grant of £57.5M over five years from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which was established to carry forward the Government’s research strategy, “Best Research for Best Health”. For more information contact Alison Barnes, communications manager on 01865 231471. www.oxfordbrc.org