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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Faculty of Medical Sciences

We're home to a world-leading collaboration of researchers, doctors and teaching professionals.

We excel in tackling challenges in health and healthcare. We're at the forefront of the translational medicine revolution. 

We turn scientific advances into direct benefits for patients. We enjoy strong partnerships with local NHS Trusts.

Our work has led to major advances in patient healthcare regionally, nationally and internationally.

Our research teams are supported by 3 institutes. Our research themes highlight our focus areas and span across institutes. They allow experts from different disciplines to work together in a team science approach.

Latest from Newcastle

School for Public Health Research awarded £25 Million from NIHR

Research into children, families, public mental health and places and communities has been boosted with £25 milllion for the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

Published on: 16 September 2021

Development study reveals origins of inflammatory bowel disease

Many diseases have their origin in early human development, and today, two publications in Nature reveal how researchers from the Human Cell Atlas consortium are advancing understanding of this.

Published on: 08 September 2021

North inequalities cost UK economy £7.3bn in pandemic

Northerners were more likely to die from Covid, spent nearly six weeks more in lockdowns, suffered worse mental health and were made poorer than the rest of England in the first year of the pandemic.

Published on: 08 September 2021

Type 2 diabetes - remission defined across the world

The definition of remission from type 2 diabetes has been re-written for medics in America, Europe and Britain thanks in part to the work of Newcastle University’s Professor Roy Taylor.

Published on: 31 August 2021

Comment: Covid: long-lasting symptoms rarer in children than in adults

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Sunil Bhopal discusses new research looking at the effects of Covid-19 in children.

Published on: 26 August 2021

Scientists identify new rare brain disorder of young patient

Little Addison Black has had a difficult start to life as she has battled a rare condition that only affects a handful of youngsters worldwide.

Published on: 19 August 2021

World-class, research-led teaching

We have a long-standing reputation for being one of the best places to study medicine, dentistry and health sciences. 

We rank highly across both international and national league tables.

We support undergraduate and postgraduate students studying both taught and research programmes.