Association of Academic Geriatric Medicine (AAGM) symposium organised a session on Sarcopenia and frailty: understanding mechanisms and developing interventions. The session was moderated by CMAR theme lead Professor Carolyn Greig and Centre Director Professor Janet Lord.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into ageing published on Friday 15 January
The report into healthy ageing has been published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, following an in-depth inquiry for which CMAR’s director was Special Adviser
If you managed to catch this episode of “The Truth about Getting Fit at Home” at 9pm on the 13th of January, you might have caught a glimpse of CMARs Beth Phillips.
Funded by the Kennedy Trust, the MB-PhD programme will be hosted by the University of Birmingham’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences and support three intercalating students a year for five years in areas of research relevant to musculoskeletal and other inflammatory diseases.
‘The ageing immune system and COVID-19’ now published on the British Society for Immunology’s website
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.
CMAR PhD student Jonathan Lewis has been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition. Jonathan who is currently in his third year, wrote a piece titled ‘ To Infinity and Beyond: Finding Treatments for Space Travel Bone Loss ‘.
We are delighted to be able to announce that Professor Chris Buckley has been awarded the 2020 Carol Nachman prize in Rheumatology jointly with his colleague Dirk Elewaut in Belgium.