Experimental Medicine

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Experimental Medicine is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford. Staff are based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Churchill Hospital, the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Research within Experimental Medicine spans fundamental basic science to translational and experimental medicine approaches including clinical trials. Researchers seek to understand the pathophysiology of disease and apply this knowledge to develop enhanced diagnostics and treatments for human disease.

Experimental Medicine's thematic research includes immunology, behavioural science, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, palliative care and respiratory medicine. The research is undertaken within different groups and research units and includes clinical trials.

Administration support for Experimental Medicine is based on Level 5 of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington with research units having their own admin support attached to where they are based.

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How effective are pain medications for lung conditions?

How effective are pain medications for lung conditions?

Posted 23/12/2015

Dr Najib Rahman has led a study that challenges current guidelines that advocate the avoidance of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and use of small chest tubes for a specific lung condition.

Revealing 'hidden' HIV

Revealing 'hidden' HIV

Posted 01/12/2015

Talking to BBC Radio Oxford, Professor John Frater describes how HIV hides from the immune system, and how a new trial hopes to get the virus to reveal itself, so that the immune system can kill it. Interview begins approximately five minutes from the start of the programme.

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Graduate Studies

We currently have a large number of postgraduate students studying within Experimental Medicine.

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Jobs and Vacancies

There is a wide range of opportunities in the Experimental Medicine Division.

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Medical Grand Round


Thursday 11thFebruary, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital

Gastroenterology: 'TBA', Dr Adam Bailey

Neurology: 'TBA', Dr Mkael Symmonds

Chair: Prof Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS

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Outreach Podcast

outreach-thumbEngaging the public with research helps empower people, broadens attitudes to academic research, and ensures that the work we do is relevant to society and its wider social concerns. Establishing a dialogue between researchers and the public means that society can benefit more fully from research outputs.

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The Nuffield Department of Medicine operates unit-based formal mentoring schemes for all externally funded research fellows.

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