24 July 2017
The OUCAGS Research Elective Bursary is a competitive award for Oxford medical students wishing to undertake a research project during either their first or second elective period with a view to a longer-term career in biomedical research.
21 June 2017
Our ‘Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills’ course provides an overview of key steps and common methods in medical research and its publication.
Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with adverse brain outcomes, finds Dr Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer
9 June 2017
Moderate drinking has no protective effect on the brain and is in fact associated with brain decline. Such is the finding of the Oxford-UCL study led by Dr Anya Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer.
25 May 2017
Up to 12 months of funding is available to eligible doctors who wish to undertake translational research projects to progress to the next stage of their research career.
9 March 2017
The OUCAGS Research Elective Bursary is a competitive award for Oxford medical students. Its 2016-17 scheme has made 15 awards to students wishing to undertake a research project during either their first or second elective period.
18 January 2017
Oxford DPhil students are invited to find out about clinical academic careers in ‘Developing a clinical academic career: experiences from the front-line’. This event is being organised by OUCAGS and will take place on Monday, 6th March 2017, in the John Radcliffe Hospital.
21 November 2016
The CRUK Oxford Major Centre has a cohort of 8 fellowships to award this year to support high-priority research and develop future clinical academic leaders.
1 September 2016
The 7th NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp, in July, saw Dr Gurdeep Mannu, a former OUCAGS ACF in General Surgery, lead the group who won the prize for best overall research-programme grant application.
31 August 2016
OUCAGS is hosting the annual Research in Clinical Practice (RiCP) conference, on Thursday, 3rd November, from 6 p.m., in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
1 June 2016
Women in Science is Oxford University’s new site featuring women scientists who are developing academic careers. The site provides an opportunity for visitors to explore a broad range of personal career experiences, which are shared in video interviews by female scientists, including many clinical academics.
6 May 2016
Dr Kamal Mahtani, GP Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford, is the winner of this year’s Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher. The award scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to support the international work of promising primary-care researchers.
14 April 2016
Dr Kamal Mahtani, GP Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford, discusses the importance of mentoring in clinical academic careers, and what makes for good mentors and receptive mentees.
18 January 2016
OUCAGS’ most recent contribution to the debate about clinical academic careers was a rapid-response to BMJ article ‘It’s the duty of every doctor to get involved with research’. We argued that health and healthcare require sufficient numbers of doctors to actually take up clinical academic careers, rather than just being involved in research. The BMJ highlighted our contribution as Letter of the Week on 9th January.
5 October 2015
UCL and the University of Birmingham will this year join OUCAGS in a census of clinical doctoral students. The aim is to find out about the students’ career plans, what influences them, and how clinical academic careers may be facilitated.
21 September 2015
OUCAGS has awarded career-development support to assist 7 Oxford clinical lecturers on their path to independent research careers.
18 September 2015
OUCAGS alumna Dr Helen Ashdown and colleagues were awarded the 2015 Ignobel prize for diagnostic medicine. The award was for establishing that asking patients about pain while going over speed bumps can help diagnose appendicitis.
22 January 2015
The OUCAGS funding scheme to support Clinical Lecturers with caring responsibilities aims to assist the career progression of Clinical Lecturers by enabling those with caring responsibilities to better balance their careers with those responsibilities.