Tuesday 30 May 2017

Successful launch event for the Newcastle BRC

We recently celebrated the successful NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre funding and launch, with colleagues across the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.

On 25th May, the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) hosted an event to launch the new programme of research related to ageing and long-term conditions.

Hosted by NIHR BRC Director, Professor Avan Sayer, the event highlighted the value of the NIHR Newcastle BRC for both partners; the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust and Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.

Several key contacts within the NIHR Newcastle BRC delivered short presentations to an audience of researchers, clinicians, nursing staff, allied health professionals and support staff from both Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle University.

The event also included a short networking lunch which allowed colleagues to get to know one another and learn about the variety of themes linked to the NIHR Newcastle BRC:

  • Dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Skin & oral disease
  • Ageing syndromes

Professor Avan Sayer commented: “It was a fantastic event and very fitting celebration for the beginning of our funding.

Being joined by so many colleagues from Newcastle Hospitals, Newcastle University and the vast NIHR infrastructure in the North East was a very encouraging sign. We are looking forward to working alongside all involved, as well as our hugely important patient and public network, to deliver an exciting and significant clinical research programme over the next five years”.

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is a partnership between the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University. The vision is to improve lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions.

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