The Institute of Cellular Medicine is committed to engaging with patients and the public to ensure that our research is relevant and translated into clinical practice. In our research, we work actively with members of the public, patient groups, practitioners within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust and other hospitals as well as the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Members of the Institute regularly contribute to the wider community through activities such as discussions, debates, schools outreach, TV documentaries and newspaper features. Our research also regularly features in the local and national news.
We have an engagement programme through which we seek to inspire potential scientists of the future, and offer work placement in our laboratories for sixth form pupils who wish to go on to study medical sciences. Find out more about our engagement events.
We encourage a wide range of people to become involved in our research. Our research groups often need to recruit subjects for studies. Although their needs are often very specific, we welcome enquiries from people who would like to contribute in this way. Calls for volunteers for specific studies will be published here.
We are always grateful for financial donations, large or small, in support of specific pieces of research or our wider agenda. They allow us to take on charitable projects for which we are unable to recover all of our costs. If you would like to make a donation please contact us for further discussion.