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Research Facilities & You: Tapping into Newcastle’s Expertise & Equipment



08.45-12.45, 6 December 2017
Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room

We warmly welcome researchers from across the University to join the Faculty of Medical Sciences Core Facility Managers at this half-day event.

There will be short presentations from each of the Facility Managers, as well as time for questions, trouble-shooting and discussion over lunch.

For registration and further details: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/facilities2017/


IHS Public Lecture and Q&A Session: Is US style healthcare the future for England?

Speaker: Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy & Director of IHS; Steffie Woolhandler MD, MPH, City University of New York's Hunter College; David U Himmelstein MD, City University of New York's Hunter College

This is a free, public meeting which is open to all who care about health care provision and the future of our NHS.

Admission is by ticket only – please reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-lecture-is-us-style-healthcare-the-future-for-england-tickets-38081352350 


Allyson Pollock is Professor of Public Health Research and Policy, and is Director of The Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University. She is well known as a public health researcher, and for her work on NHS cuts, marketisation, privatisation and PFI's. She is the author of NHS plc (2006), in addition to much other ground-breaking research work.

Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., MPH is a Distinguished Professor at The City University of New York's Hunter College, a primary-care doctor in the South Bronx, and a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she was formerly Professor of Medicine. Steffi is a leading advocate of non-profit national health insurance for the United States She, along with Dr. David Himmelstein co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program. Among her influential scholarly articles are studies on patient dumping (which led to a federal ban on that practice, waste in hospitals and in medicine more generally, the lethality of being uninsured and proposals for single payer health reform.

David U. Himmelstein M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at CUNY's Hunter College and a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he was previously a Professor of Medicine. David has written proposals for single payer health care reform, and studies of patient dumping (which led to the enactment of EMTALA law that banned that practice), the high administrative costs of the U.S. health care system, medical bankruptcy, and the mortal consequences of uninsurance.

Walton refurbishment complete


Just in time for the start of the new academic year, the Walton Library has been refurbished and reconfigured to make more effective use of the available space.

Just in time for the start of the new academic year, the Walton Library has been refurbished and reconfigured to make more effective use of the available space.

Walton library refurbFollowing your suggestions, it now has a more open, airy and contemporary feel as well as additional study spaces and a brand new social study area.

Highlights of the remodelled library include:

  • More silent and collaborative study spaces
  • A purpose-furnished Academic Skills room
  • An informal study area (The Snug)
  • A new social study area
  • More spaces with power & USB points
  • Centrally located print facilities
  • A new Service Desk
  • Self-service book return
  • A free to use charging booth for mobile devices
  • A chilled and boiling water station
  • Eat @ Coffee Cart

Along with your feedback we've taken on ideas that have worked at our other library sites and the result is a thorough modernisation that makes the most of our high-rise location and re-energises the space.

We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Third year PhD student wins top prize for cystic fibrosis research


Third year PhD student, Sara Cuevas Ocaña, (co-supervised by Dr Mike Gray and Prof Neil Perkins in ICaMB) recently won the Annual UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s (CF) got TALENT event.

Sara was chosen to present her work by a panel of 'lay' people who are part of the wider CF community. The event was live-streamed through the CF Trust's Facebook page and people voted on-line.

She was presented her prize, an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2018 Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis meeting in Denver, USA  by Olympian, Roger Black. 

Congratulations Sara!  Find out more about her win. 




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