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Date: 21 October 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Your Path In Research

To support improved patient outcomes there is a need for health and care professionals to become more involved in research and expand their knowledge. The NIHR announced the start of an exciting new campaign, Your Path in Research, which coincides with…


Date: 17 September 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Peanut allergies affected by exercise and sleep deprivation, new study finds

Sleep deprivation and exercise can make people with peanut allergies more sensitive, a study at Addenbrooke’s Hospital has found. Published on 17 September in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the team found that exercise and sleep deprivation each…


Date: 11 June 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Double honour as Cambridge researchers receive most prestigious awards from the American Diabetes Association This year, the American Diabetes Association has awarded its two most prestigious scientific honours to researchers from the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS) and…


Date: 24 May 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Be part of research for International Clinical Trials Day

To celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) held on 20 May 2019, the CRF took part in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) #BePartofResearch campaign. The aim: to encourage more patients, carers and the public to get involved with…


Date: 5 April 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

CRF makes front page 

Did you see the CRF in the Cambridge Independent in February? Katie Carr, metabolic nutritionist, featured on the front page and double page spread of the health supplement. The article discussed why some people find it difficult to loose weight…


Date: 6 March 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Clinical trials launch at CRF for new prostate biopsy device  

A device developed by a Cambridge researcher to make prostate biopsies safer has begun clinical trials at the NIHR Cambridge CRF. University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) researcher and urologist, Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam (right), first developed the CamProbe…


Date: 27 November 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

HRH The Duchess Of Cornwall visits Cambridge CRF to see the artificial pancreas

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday 27 November to see the world-leading type 1 diabetes technology being developed there by Professor Roman Hovorka of the University of Cambridge. The Duchess, who is President of the type 1 diabetes…


Date: 21 June 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

CCRC L5 nominated for team award

The CCRC L5 staff have been nominated for a Cambridge University Hospitals ‘You Made a Difference’ team award. The award aims to recognise both teams and individual staff members who have ‘made a difference’ to patients, visitors or colleagues. The…


Date: 21 May 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

National research awareness survey results

The Cambridge CRF took part in a national research awareness survey, where patients, staff and young people around the UK were asked about their understanding of health research.  So far, the survey has received nearly 2,000 responses. Click on the…


Date: 16 May 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Roman talks about the Artificial Pancreas

Roman Hovorka was interviewed earlier this year by DigiBete – an online platform with information and educational resources for Type 1 Diabetes – to talk about the Artificial Pancreas.  The device measures blood glucose levels continuously and transmit the information to a…


Date: 3 May 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Challenge Project

Challenge projects are developed in close collaboration with partners in industry, healthcare and academia, in association with Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology staff.  They provide a unique opportunity to develop:  a practical understanding of science practical science skills curriculum…


Date: 24 November 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Young people in research programme launches

In collaboration with the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge CRF and Trust’s Work Experience team, the NIHR Cambridge BRC Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team have launched a Young People in Research Programme. Twenty sixth-formers (from six local colleges) joined in October and…


Date: 3 August 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge welcomes next generation of scientists

On Thursday 3rd August, the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre welcomed the London International Youth Science Forum. Entering its 59th edition, the two week trip for young scientists aged between 16-21 from over 70 different countries, got to visit some of…


Date: 19 July 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Researchers win Public Engagement in Research Award

Researchers from Cambridge’s departments of Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry have won a prestigious award for public engagement in research. Since the commencement of their research programme to develop drugs to treat Type 1 diabetes, Dr Waldron-Lynch, Ms. Kennet and Ms. Anselmiova…


Date: 15 June 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Research never sleeps

Did you catch #CUHNightshift?  Run by the main Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) communications department, the team went round the hospital and tweeted throughout the night to show people what happens at CUH when most of us are asleep. The NIHR Cambridge…


Date: 15 June 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge CRF takes part in ICTD

The NIHR Cambridge CRF team took part in an event run by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) on Thursday 18th May to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH). ICTD is part of a national…


Date: 15 June 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Trial to test for Barrett’s oesophagus launches in GP surgeries across UK

Funded by the Cambridge CRUK, developed at the NIHR Cambridge BRC and Cambridge CRF, trials have begun in GP surgeries allowing primary care staff to test for Barrett’s oesophagus. Researchers hope to assess whether the Cytosponge – pill on a  string, will increase the…


Date: 30 May 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge CRF nurses come out on top 

Two of our NIHR Cambridge CRF nurses have won top prizes at a research conference in Cambridge. The Cambridge Research Conference is an annual event organised by Professor Christi Deaton to support the sharing of research projects and research training experiences/opportunities. The…


Date: 17 May 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Children’s board: We are listening event

Jon Hassler-Hurst, Lead Paediatric Research Nurse at The Ipswich Hospital took part in a Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) event on Saturday 1 October which focused on getting young people involved in the development of their social media strategy. Jon presented on how he and the network…


Date: 17 May 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Results of public research awareness survey from CUH

Results from the public research awareness survey conducted at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) have now been released. The survey was conducted in April until mid May 2017, and was led by the UKCRF Network PPI workstream. The survey ran in conjunction with…


Date: 8 May 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

NIHR Cambridge BRC Deputy Scientific Director is elected to Royal Society Fellowship

Krishna Chatterjee (Professor of Endocrinology), Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Director of our CRF and NIHR Senior Investigator, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society…


Date: 14 December 2016
Category: CRF NewsIndustry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

CRF Nurse Manager awarded two Florence Nightingale Scholarships

Antonella Ghezzi, CRF Nurse Manager, has been awarded two Florence Nightingale Scholarships in support of further studies in liver disease. The first award ceremony took place on the 5th December 2016, with the second award being presented next year in December…


Date: 14 December 2016
Category: CRF NewsIndustry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Pictures donated in thanks to staff efforts

The CRF nursing team were recently presented with five beautiful drawings donated by a patient for the ward. Both the patient and family praised the care, dedication and professionalism of the CRF Nursing Team and decided to donate the drawings which…


Date: 18 November 2016
Category: CRF NewsIndustry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Funding announcement

Today the Department of Health announced a further £112 million investment into NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the country. Following a competitive application and assessment process, funding has been awarded to 23 NHS organisations. Provided over the next five years,…


Date: 27 October 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Largest UK trial of treatment for prostate cancer publishes first results

The Cambridge CRF were one of nine centres to work on a trail led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Bristol to evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of three major treatment options: active monitoring, surgery (radical prostatectomy)…


Date: 21 October 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

‘Preference to high-fat foods is linked to our genes’

A study that took place on the CRF has been widely published. Professor Sadaf Farooqi found people having a preference to high-fat foods is linked to their genes after studying people eating chicken korma and Eton Mess. The study was…


Date: 28 September 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

Going ‘nutty’ for our research study

In September Dame Professor Sally Davies used our nut allergy study as a showcase of excellent research to benefit patients. The study has been used to brief Treasury personnel to show the value of research in the NIHR. The NIHR…


Date: 15 September 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

New CRF Brochure

Caroline Saunders, Head of Clinical Operations in collaboration with Professor William van’t Hoff at Great Ormond Street CRF and colleagues at the UKCRF network at the Manchester NIHR/WT CRF have produced a CRF brochure, which includes our peanut and cytosponge…


Date: 14 August 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

‘Understanding the research patient experience’ – writing success for Head of Clinical Operations

Caroline Saunders, our Head of Clinical Operations, has written an article regarding participants involvement in research within a CRF. The article has been published in the INVOLVE newsletter and is based on the findings of two surveys conducted on behalf…


Date: 11 July 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

Last beam in place for new research building

On Monday 4 July, the Addenbrooke’s Clinical Research Centre (ACRC) had a topping out ceremony for a new building which extends their current facility. The topping out ceremony signifies the final piece of the building is set in place. The…


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