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Policy proposals to promote inclusion in academia through the lens of women in science

New article suggests actionable insights for funders and employers to promote inclusion within research. Co-authored by women in leading academic roles, the article reflects on individual experiences. sharing initiatives to remove some of the obstacles still faced by women in science. Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, Newcastle BRC’s Skin and Oral Disease Theme Lead and Equality, Diversity […]

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Dr Shoba Amarnath receives prestigious award

Dr Shoba Amarnath, has received the prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship in recognition of her excellence as an early-career biomedical scientist.  This year, in a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lister Institute was keen to award as many Fellowships as possible and, for the first time, eight researchers will each receive £250,000.  With […]

NIHR launches new publishing platform for all types of research output

NIHR has launched a new publishing platform that allows researchers to rapidly publish any research output they wish to share, supporting transparency, reproducibility and impact from publicly funded research.  NIHR Open Research allows researchers to publish not only study findings but also incremental findings, case reports and even negative findings, thus supporting the entire life […]

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Experiences from the fifth International Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop

The Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop was held in Newcastle upon Tyne from the 28th June until the 1st July 2022. In this blog, Josh Bennett and Alice Lin, each funded by the BRC to attend, tell us about their experience at the workshop Tell us about yourself Josh I am a Clinical Research Associate and am […]

Experiences from the seventh International Lewy Body Dementia Conference (ILBD)

The ILBD conference was held in Newcastle upon Tyne from the 15-17 June 2022. In this blog, Jessica Katanga and Bethany Dennis, each funded by the BRC to attend, tell us about their experience at the conference.   Tell us about yourself Jessica I am an F1, soon to be F2, on the Academic Foundation […]

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Therapeutic Tolerance: The 5th International Workshop

Bringing together leaders in therapeutic tolerance from across the globe This year’s International Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop is being held in Newcastle upon Tyne following a one-year hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event has been held every four years since 2005, bringing together leaders in therapeutic tolerance from across the globe. Professor […]