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GAP wins the Widening Access Award at the Herald Higher Education Awards
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:33:00 BST
The Glasgow Medical School Access Programme (GAP) was awarded the Widening Access Award at the 2019 Herald Higher Education Awards. GAP is a flagship programme, part of the Scottish Government's 'Widening Participation' directive, which aims to produce medical students who are better reflective of the wider society in which they will eventually work.
Childsmile awarded as a public health exemplar programme
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:48:00 BST
The Scottish Government's Childsmile programme (commencing in 2006) was named by EU Health as best practice for oral health improvement in June 2019. Since Childsmile began, the percentage of decay-free 5 year olds in Scotland increased from 45% (2003) to 71% (2018). Congratulations to the Childsmile co-director Professor Lorna Macpherson, who provides advice for the development and implementation of similar initiatives to governments and agencies internationally.
Professor Bridget Johnston honoured as a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:25:00 BST
A Florence Nightingale Foundation clinical professor and an internationally-renowned palliative care nurse, Professor Bridget Johnston was named as a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in May 2019. Professor Johnston was recognised for her outstanding research work in palliative and end of life care. Congratulations from all of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.
Medical student Eleanor Wilson campaigns for free provision of sanitary products
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:51:00 GMT
Eleanor was successful in passing a bill through the BMA's student conference and subsequently through their Annual Representatives Meeting calling for the free provision of sanitary products, and specifically, for provision of products within hospitals. In 2019, NHS England, Wales and Scotland announced they will be doing so thanks to Eleanor's bill.
Graduate student Alice Seywright has been awarded Best Poster Prize
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:01:00 BST
Our congratulations to PhD student Alice Seywright who received the Young Scientist Best Poster Presentation for her poster entitled “Prevalence of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists in Sub-populations in Scotland” at the 2018 International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Conference in Florida.
Prof Mary Ann Lumsden and Mrs Alison Spurway have been recognised in the 2017 New Year's Honours List.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:01:00 BST
Congratulations to Professor Mary Ann Lumsden who has been awarded an OBE for Services to Women's Health in the 2017 New Year Honours List. Professor Lumsden is Professor of Gynaecology and Medical Education and Clinical lead of the Academic Unit of Reproductive and Maternal Medicine at the University of Glasgow.
Dental Student Success at Herald Higher Education Awards 2016
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:59:00 BST
Claudia Wasige, who graduated BDS on July 1st 2016, was awarded the prize for ‘Outstanding Contribution from a Student’ at the Herald Higher Education Awards ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on 14 July 2016.
University Teaching Excellence Award for Dental School Team
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:01:00 BST
Following their nomination for a College Teaching Excellence Award in April this year, the Dental School Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching team was successful in winning one of five University Teaching Excellence Awards
New Appointments to the Higher Education Academy for Dr Carol Ditchfield and Dr Joanne Burke
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:01:00 BST
Senior University Teachers Dr Carol Ditchfield and Dr Joanne Burke have been appointed Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. Drs Burke and Ditchfield are in a small number of academic staff in Scotland to have successfully been through the rigorous selection process.
MRC Skills Development fellowship (2016-2019) awarded to Dr Stamatina Iliodromiti
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:10:00 BST
Dr Iliodromiti has been awarded a prestigious MRC Skills development fellowship to research “Women's reproductive health and its relation to diabetes and cardiovascular health”. She will be using advanced analytical methodology in big datasets to study how reproductive indicators (i.e. age of menarche, age of menopause, pregnancy complications, contraceptive choices etc) are associated / can be predictive of CVD and diabetes.