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Multi-use thermometers pose 'Candida auris' risk, finds Dr David Eyre, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

Multi-use thermometers pose 'Candida auris' risk, finds Dr David Eyre, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

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According to Dr David Eyre, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer, multi-use patient equipment can contribute to health-care associated outbreaks of infection, such as that caused by 'Candida auris'.

Oxford-UCL study: clinical academics need better postdoctoral opportunities

Oxford-UCL study: clinical academics need better postdoctoral opportunities

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An Oxford-UCL study of the career plans of doctors doing PhDs has been published in BMJ Open: ‘The clinical academic workforce of the future: a cross-sectional study of factors influencing career decision-making among clinical PhD students at two research-intensive UK universities’.

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with adverse brain outcomes, finds Dr Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with adverse brain outcomes, finds Dr Topiwala, OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer

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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.

Women in Science: Oxford’s new site to support women developing academic careers

Women in Science: Oxford’s new site to support women developing academic careers

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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.

BMJ blog: OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer on effective mentoring and clinical academic careers

BMJ blog: OUCAGS Clinical Lecturer on effective mentoring and clinical academic careers

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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.

OUCAGS in BMJ Letter of the Week about clinical academic careers

OUCAGS in BMJ Letter of the Week about clinical academic careers

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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.