CMAR Director Professor Janet Lord contributed to the Taskforce’s latest report, ‘The ageing immune system and COVID-19’ which has now been published on the British Society for Immunology’s website. It is currently being sent to all parliamentarians in the House of Commons, House of Lords, the Senedd, the Scottish Parliament, and the Stormont, as well as a multitude of other stakeholders.
CMAR Deputy Director Professor Paul Greenhaff contributed to 'A National Covid-19 Resilience Programme: Improving the health and wellbeing of older people during the pandemic' launched today. The Physiological Society and the Centre for Ageing Better brought together physiologists, nutritionists, geriatricians, physiotherapists and clinicians to discuss three critical areas where the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on older people required greater consideration.
CMAR principal investigator Dileep Lobo, a Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery has published an important paper on the prevention of postoperative opioid harm.
We are now accepting applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals for 10 PhD studentships funded through the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing. These are fully funded 3-year studentships, beginning on 1st of October 2018.
CMAR funded clinical PhD student, Dr Daisy Wilson, won the scientific prize at the British Geriatrics Society (BGS).
Dr Beth Phillips, Assistant Professor in Clinical, Metabolic & Molecular Physiology at the University of Nottingham Royal Derby Hospital Centre has been awarded a BBSRC New Investigator Grant ‘Harnessing muscle-specific atrophy susceptibility to disentangle the mechanisms of disuse atrophy in human skeletal muscle’
Nima Gharahdaghi an international PhD student funded by the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship, at the University of Nottingham won 1st poster prize at the 10th Annual Congress of the Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders Society held in Rome held on 8-10 December 2017.
The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium, an annual scientific conference, is organised by young life scientists, for young life scientists, and is an opportunity for scientists to showcase their work via oral and poster presentations, attend specialised workshops, and network in a positive and constructive environment. This year the symposium was organised by CMAR PhD students Jessica Cegielski, Colleen Deane, Joe Bass and Amelia Pollard.
CMAR member Dr Thomas Andrew Jackson, Clinician Scientist and Visiting Consultant in Geriatric Medicine in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, has been awarded the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Rising Star Award for Research 2018. The competition was of a very high calibre however the votes for Dr Jackson were unanimous.
This year we broke from tradition and went off-campus to Carrs Lane Conference Centre in Birmingham City Centre for our annual Agewell event.