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December 2021

  • BSMS student receives prestigious and highly competitive scholarship

    13 December

    BSMS student receives prestigious and highly competitive scholarship

    BSMS student Emma Taylor-Gallardo receives a prestigious and highly competitive scholarship to study for the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology.

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  • Nearly half of PhD students consider developing a mental health problem 'normal'

    9 December

    Nearly half of PhD students consider developing a mental health problem 'normal'

    New study involving researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) investigated depression and anxiety levels in PhD students.

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  • Call on MHRA to consider sustainability when regulating medical devices

    8 December

    Call on MHRA to consider sustainability when regulating medical devices

    BSMS calls on the MHRA to give environmental and social sustainability greater consideration in their regulation of medical devices in the UK.

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  • New fellowship programme in Africa and UK will boost global health leadership

    1 December

    New fellowship programme in Africa and UK will boost global health leadership

    BSMS and partners in the UK and Africa will work a new £11.8m PhD fellowship programme to train a new generation of researchers in Africa.

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November 2021

  • BSMS team attend the Times Higher Education awards 2021

    30 November

    BSMS team attend the Times Higher Education awards 2021

    The Widening Participation and Outreach team at BSMS attended the Times Higher Education (THE) awards 2021 on Thursday 25 November in London.

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  • Information for students: industrial action

    26 November

    Information for students: industrial action

    It is possible that some staff at Sussex and Brighton universities will choose to take industrial action from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December.

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  • Quantum brain sensors could play key role in identifying dementia

    19 November

    Quantum brain sensors could play key role in identifying dementia

    The research findings from a paper led by researchers at BSMS and the University of Sussex have been published in Scientific Reports journal.

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  • Programme will take fellows on a 'transformative innovation-learning journey'

    16 November

    Programme will take fellows on a 'transformative innovation-learning journey'

    BSMS' new Multiprofessional Fellowship Programme offers a regional approach to learning, supporting fellows from a range of clinical backgrounds

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  • Sussex Rehabilitation Centre announced as Mayor's Charity

    12 November

    Sussex Rehabilitation Centre announced as Mayor's Charity

    Haywards Heath Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin, has chosen the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) at the Princess Royal Hospital as his charity for his term of office.

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  • BSMS hosts webinar at COP26

    11 November

    BSMS hosts webinar at COP26

    BSMS hosted a virtual panel discussion at the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26) on Friday 5 November 2021.

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October 2021

  • Balancing study and sport

    25 October

    Balancing study and sport

    BSMS student Elliot Barratt gives his top five tips for balancing study and sport as a medical student.

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  • BSMS declares a Climate Emergency

    20 October

    BSMS declares a Climate Emergency

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School wish to declare a Climate and Ecological emergency and to co-sign the joint medical schools declaration.

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  • BSMS professor receives highest scientific award from major US cancer research funder

    14 October

    BSMS professor receives highest scientific award from major US cancer research funder

    Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield, has been awarded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's (BCRF's) highest scientific award.

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  • Teaching our doctors to help people die well

    9 October

    Teaching our doctors to help people die well

    Dr Geoff Wells discusses his recent research at BSMS into preparing medical students for dealing with dying patients, and why this is so important.

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  • Medical students selected to join the Healthcare Leadership Academy

    7 October

    Medical students selected to join the Healthcare Leadership Academy

    Medical students from BSMS have been selected to join the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) Scholars programme.

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September 2021

  • Medical School teacher awarded the highest level of professional recognition

    14 September

    Medical School teacher awarded the highest level of professional recognition

    Dr Duncan Shrewsbury, Senior Lecturer in General Practice at BSMS, has been awarded the highest level of professional recognition.

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  • BSMS virtual work experience shortlisted for THE award

    9 September

    BSMS virtual work experience shortlisted for THE award

    The Widening Participation and Outreach team at BSMS have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 Awards.

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August 2021

  • One in three Meat Free Monday participants turn veggie after five years

    23 August

    One in three Meat Free Monday participants turn veggie after five years

    Meat eaters who engage in campaigns such as Meat Free Monday are more likely to change their diet to vegetarian or vegan, according to a new study by BSMS.

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  • Beginning your journey at university: what to bring and where to start

    18 August

    Beginning your journey at university: what to bring and where to start

    Three BSMS students give their top tips on starting life at medical school.

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  • New version of clinical case-based learning resource launched

    16 August

    New version of clinical case-based learning resource launched

    A new version of the clinical case-based learning resource Capsule has been released, enhancing usability for both web and mobile app platforms.

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  • Medical school teacher honoured with teaching excellence award

    11 August

    Medical school teacher honoured with teaching excellence award

    Physiology Lead at BSMS, Dr Harry Witchel, has been awarded an Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship.

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July 2021

  • BSMS Alumnus receives Wellcome Trust funding to do a PhD in bioethics

    26 July

    BSMS Alumnus receives Wellcome Trust funding to do a PhD in bioethics

    Dr Josh Parker discusses his recent Wellcome Trust funding to do a PhD in bioethics at Lancaster University.

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  • My route into medical school and why failing my A-levels was the best thing that happened to me

    23 July

    My route into medical school and why failing my A-levels was the best thing that happened to me

    Year 1 student Enya Costin reveals why her route into medical school was not simple and why failing her A-levels was the best thing that happened to her.

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  • Mathematics and public health combine to create ground-breaking modelling toolkit to predict local Covid-19 impact

    15 July

    Mathematics and public health combine to create ground-breaking modelling toolkit to predict local Covid-19 impact

    A Sussex team have created a new modelling toolkit which predicts the impact of COVID-19 at a local level with unprecedented accuracy.

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  • Students put BSMS third in the 2021 NSS for medical schools

    15 July

    Students put BSMS third in the 2021 NSS for medical schools

    Students have put BSMS in third position in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) for medical schools, achieving an overall satisfaction rate of 95%.

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  • Brighton medical school is top UK institution in global university rankings

    2 July

    Brighton medical school is top UK institution in global university rankings

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is the highest-ranked UK institution in the latest Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings

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  • Forced labour indicators in Malaysian medical glove industry supplying the NHS worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic

    1 July

    Forced labour indicators in Malaysian medical glove industry supplying the NHS worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Exploitation of workers in the Malaysian medical glove industry supplying the NHS has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.

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June 2021

  • Foundation training and Year 5 reflections

    25 June

    Foundation training and Year 5 reflections

    Two of our soon-to-be graduates and doctors, Emma Hill and Helena Cook, discuss Foundation Training and their next steps.

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  • Free sexual health and HIV tests available through digital vending machines

    24 June

    Free sexual health and HIV tests available through digital vending machines

    The Martin Fisher Foundation and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust have launched three new sexual health and HIV vending machines in Brighton.

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  • Carers Week 2021 – Making caring visible and valued for genetic conditions through creative writing

    7 June

    Carers Week 2021 – Making caring visible and valued for genetic conditions through creative writing

    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognise the contributions they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

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May 2021

  • Student receives offers to study at four medical schools

    27 May

    Student receives offers to study at four medical schools

    Maddie Wood-Field shares her experiences of the BrightMed programme at BSMS and how this helped her receive offers from four UK medical schools.

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  • Screening for ovarian cancer did not reduce deaths

    13 May

    Screening for ovarian cancer did not reduce deaths

    A large-scale randomised trial of annual screening for ovarian cancer did not succeed in reducing deaths from the disease, despite one of the screening methods tested detecting cancers earlier.

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  • My experience with a hearing disability

    5 May

    My experience with a hearing disability

    BSMS student Harriet Sharp discusses her experiences as a hard of hearing person and shares her assignment on the impact of Covid-19 on the deaf community.

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April 2021

  • Anatomy at BSMS - digital teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic

    27 April

    Anatomy at BSMS - digital teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Find out how the anatomy department at BSMS have incorporated new, beneficial digital teaching resources to aid teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Emeritus professor pens an adventure story for children

    9 April

    Emeritus professor pens an adventure story for children

    Richard Vincent, an emeritus professor at BSMS and one of the founders of the medical school, has published an adventure story for children.

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March 2021

  • How to Choose: what to look for when applying to medical school

    29 March

    How to Choose: what to look for when applying to medical school

    Matt Cowdock, Student Recruitment Coordinator at BSMS, considers some of the top things to consider when applying for medical school.

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  • Local families invited to take part in new autism education programme

    26 March

    Local families invited to take part in new autism education programme

    Families in Brighton and Hove, and across Sussex, are being invited to take part in a ground-breaking new education programme, Time for Autism.

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  • PPE supplied to the NHS during Covid-19 pandemic poses challenge to the environment, but with opportunities for mitigation

    17 March

    PPE supplied to the NHS during Covid-19 pandemic poses challenge to the environment, but with opportunities for mitigation

    The carbon footprint of PPE during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic was equivalent to flying from London to New York 244 times every day.

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February 2021

  • About the Time for Dementia programme

    26 February

    About the Time for Dementia programme

    Find out more about the Time for Dementia programme and how it has been integrated into the undergraduate curriculum at BSMS.

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  • My reflections on It's A Sin

    25 February

    My reflections on It's A Sin

    Nicky Perry reflects on the recent Channel 4 series It's A Sin and how the show brought back so many memories of being an HIV nurse.

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  • Local medical school brings innovation to surgery training during Covid

    24 February

    Local medical school brings innovation to surgery training during Covid

    The anatomy team at BSMS have been awarded a grant to create and deliver surgical training using live streaming, virtual reality and 360 cameras.

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  • Cancer research group celebrates two decades on Sussex campus

    4 February

    Cancer research group celebrates two decades on Sussex campus

    A research group that has helped change the way doctors deal with the psychological effects of cancer is celebrating two decades at Sussex

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  • A breakthrough in adolescent asthma treatment as genetically tailored therapy developed

    2 February

    A breakthrough in adolescent asthma treatment as genetically tailored therapy developed

    A landmark trial by BSMS and the University of Dundee shows that tailoring asthma therapy in adolescent patients can lead to significant improvement in asthma control.

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January 2021

  • We must go beyond drugs and therapies to overcome neglected diseases

    28 January

    We must go beyond drugs and therapies to overcome neglected diseases

    To mark the launch of the WHO NTD Roadmap 2030, Prof Gail Davey writes about the need to go beyond drugs and therapies to overcome neglected diseases

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  • Student experiences of intercalating (part 2)

    27 January

    Student experiences of intercalating (part 2)

    Two current BSMS students provide their views on intercalating at BSMS.

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  • Rates of skin cancer have increased dramatically over recent decades

    26 January

    Rates of skin cancer have increased dramatically over recent decades

    Incidence rates of skin cancer have increased more than 550% in males and 250% in females since the early 1980s in England according to a new study by BSMS.

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  • BSMS launches new anatomy interface app

    7 January

    BSMS launches new anatomy interface app

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) launches the Anatomy Laboratory Interface (ALI) to assist students with their remote learning of anatomy.

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  • Student experiences of intercalating (part 1)

    4 January

    Student experiences of intercalating (part 1)

    Three current BSMS students provide their views on intercalating at BSMS.

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Events

  • 24 May

    Getting into Medicine - online talk

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  • 25 May

    Designing a portable MRI machine

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  • 8 Jun

    Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Experiences: Barriers and Facilitators to Psychological Treatment

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