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Dr Carlo Acerini Memorial Fund for Study Skills: Girton College
Dr Carlo Acerini (1962–2019), spoke of establishing a fund for medical students to present posters at scientific conferences –this has now been created as a broad-based study fund to encompass wider research interests, and to create a fund in Carlo’s memory.
Cambridge Children’s Hospital
Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be the first facility of its kind purpose-built to fully integrate physical and mental healthcare for children and young people (CYP).
Underpinned by University of Cambridge Children’s Research Institute, the hospital aims to show the benefits of integrated care applied to eating disorders, self-harm and a range of chronic physical health conditions that carry mental health vulnerabilities.
We will use sophisticated technologies such as genome sequencing to improve earlier diagnosis and treatment, and new technologies to deliver care closer to home. Aiming to de-escalate and better manage conditions in the community without children ever coming to hospital.
This aspirational project has captured the imagination of University of Cambridge alumni in the UK and around the world who are giving generously to our ‘Whole New Way’ campaign https://www.cambridgechildrens.org.uk/.
We have engaged with 500 CYP in Cambridge Children’s Network and you can sample their enthusiasm here: https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/news/teenagers-tell-duke-and-duchess-about-cambridge-childrens-hospital/ and learn more about their stories on the website.
Cambridge Children’s Hospital Update
There has been considerable coverage in the media in the past week around the New Hospital Programme (NHP). See: BBC Radio Cambridge 18/05/23 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0fk2cdh (from 1:13:54 and 2.11.00) and online…
3rd Annual Dr Jill Gandy Memorial Lecture on Neonatal Medicine
Hybrid Lectureship The 3rd Annual Dr Jill Gandy Memorial Lecture on Neonatal Medicine took place last Tuesday, 9 May. The event was really well attended, both in person and online.…
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The Dr Carlo Acerini Memorial Fund for Study Skills, Girton College, University of Cambridge
Dr Carlo Acerini (1962–2019) first came to Girton in 2010, initially as a supervisor for the second-year undergraduate course in Human Reproduction and Endocrinology. He was soon appointed Bye-Fellow, and…
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5,500 people diagnosed with rare genetic diseases in major research study
Around 5,500 people with severe developmental disorders now know the genetic cause of their condition, thanks to a major nationwide study which will help improve diagnosis across the world. More…
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Helping with Paediatric MB Finals
What are MB Finals? These exams are usually held every May to assess the fifth year medical students from the University of Cambridge before they graduate to the final year…
Action Medical Research Hybrid Charity Symposium
Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Action Medical Research Hybrid Charity Symposium. The event was well attended in person and online and included the following talks:…
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