On 14th March 2012 the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and the Oxford Cancer Research Centre (right) hosted a public open day on research that is designed to improve health. A morning session was held for secondary schools, introducing them to the world of cancer research. Scientists, doctors, nurses and technicians were on hand to demonstrate the latest technology, research findings and to talk about the range of careers open to students who choose to study science, technology, engineering and maths.
In the Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital, there were more than 20 interactive exhibits and displays for members of the public to find out about the kind of research that is going on in our hospitals. The NIHR Biomedical Research funds studies into stroke, dementia, blood disorders, heart disease, vaccines, immunity and many other areas of disease that have a major impact on the public’s health and well being.
All were welcome to come along and meet the researchers who are studying new vaccines, innovative technologies, drugs and tests to drive forward improvements in the way we care for the people of Oxfordshire and beyond.