Double Olympic gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge has lent his support to our annual open day.
Teams from the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre will be demonstrating world-class research tackling conditions including stroke, dementia, diabetes and heart disease , on Wednesday May 15.
Oxford’s double Olympic gold medal winning rower Andrew Triggs Hodge has backed the event and will give a short speech at 2pm.
Mr Triggs Hodge, who was part of the victorious mens four at London 2012, said: “Excellence in any field comes from a desire to be the best and to think differently. Combining medical and academic expertise, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is doing just that and improving healthcare for patients here in Oxfordshire.”
“Excellence in any field comes from a desire to be the best and to think differently. Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is doing just that and improving healthcare for patients here in Oxfordshire,” Olympic gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge
Interactive exhibitions will give patients and the public the chance to get hands on with technology and techniques, tackle experiments and even try their hand at surgery.
Leading researchers will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions on everything from how genetic sequencing is opening doors to new treatments to how we are using mobile phones and iPads to revolutionise the hospital ward.
The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is a collaboration between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University to support patient-centred research. It is investing more than £100m over five years in research across many important areas of medicine, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke.
The Oxford Biomedical Research Centre annual open day is on Wednesday May 15, 12.30pm to 4.30pm, West Wing Atrium, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.