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December 2022

  • Having hypermobile joints can increase the risk for depression and anxiety in adolescents

    1 December

    Having hypermobile joints can increase the risk for depression and anxiety in adolescents

    A link has been found between joint hypermobility and the emergence of depression and anxiety in adolescence, according to a new study by BSMS.

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  • Preparing for a medical school interview – advice from BSMS students

    1 December

    Preparing for a medical school interview – advice from BSMS students

    We asked our current BSMS medical students what top tips they have for preparing for medical school interviews

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November 2022

  • Capsule wins an E-Learning Excellence Award

    25 November

    Capsule wins an E-Learning Excellence Award

    The BSMS Capsule learning resource has been awarded an E-Learning Excellence Award for its work supporting medical students during the pandemic.

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  • Most people with Long Covid face stigma and discrimination

    24 November

    Most people with Long Covid face stigma and discrimination

    The majority of people living with Long Covid experience some form of stigma directly related to their condition, according to a new study involving BSMS.

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  • A social itch: an evening of film and social science exploring a neglected infectious disease

    17 November

    A social itch: an evening of film and social science exploring a neglected infectious disease

    On 8 November, researchers from BSMS ran a general public film screening and Q&A at the Towner Art Gallery Cinema in Eastbourne, called The Social Itch.

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  • BSMS-based documentary My Dead Body to air in December

    9 November

    BSMS-based documentary My Dead Body to air in December

    My Dead Body, a pioneering documentary partly filmed at BSMS, is due to be broadcast in early December on Channel 4.

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  • Brighton teenagers show that vaccine programme provides herd immunity across all age groups

    3 November

    Brighton teenagers show that vaccine programme provides herd immunity across all age groups

    A study involving teenagers from Brighton has found giving a meningitis vaccine to 14 to 19-year-olds helps protect people of all ages.

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October 2022

  • In profile: Dr Khalid Ali

    18 October

    In profile: Dr Khalid Ali

    To mark Black History Month in October 2022, Dr Khalid Ali, Senior Lecturer in Geriatrics at BSMS, discusses his career to date.

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  • New Health Research Partnership launches

    13 October

    New Health Research Partnership launches

    The Health Research Partnership (HRP) was officially launched at a meeting on Friday 30 September.

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September 2022

  • New STI vending machine at SU

    21 September

    New STI vending machine at SU

    A new sexual health and HIV digital vending machine has been launched at the University of Sussex Student Union Reception Building.

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  • BSMS hosts Early Career Research Day

    15 September

    BSMS hosts Early Career Research Day

    BSMS hosts an exciting day of diverse research presentations and talks from early career researchers.

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  • New scanner that could 'revolutionise healthcare' at Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre

    8 September

    New scanner that could 'revolutionise healthcare' at Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre

    A new lightweight MRI scanner arrived at the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC) on Friday 19 August 2022.

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August 2022

  • Simulation in medical school helps prepare doctors to care for dying patients

    9 August

    Simulation in medical school helps prepare doctors to care for dying patients

    Simulated experience of caring for a dying patient can improve the confidence and preparedness of medical students according to a new study by BSMS.

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  • Pre-disposition to dementia can be countered by a lifetime of learning, socialising and exercise

    4 August

    Pre-disposition to dementia can be countered by a lifetime of learning, socialising and exercise

    Dementia can be avoided or delayed, even among those more pre-disposed to the condition, claims a new study based on researching people in the UK over 60.

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July 2022

  • From BrightMed to BSMS – a retrospective

    29 July

    From BrightMed to BSMS – a retrospective

    Three former BrightMed students, Oli, Rabiah, and Enya, who all now study at BSMS, answer questions about their experiences on the programme.

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  • Promoting research through animation

    21 July

    Promoting research through animation

    Prof Bobbie Farsides and Dr Rich Gorman have been working with families affected by rare genetic conditions to explore ways of sharing important stories.

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  • Sexual health research used for monkeypox virus outbreak

    4 July

    Sexual health research used for monkeypox virus outbreak

    A letter from the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) to all its members and doctors has drawn on research from Prof Jackie Cassell.

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June 2022

  • Preparing for the UCAT 2022

    30 June

    Preparing for the UCAT 2022

    Our Admissions and Outreach Team has put together a quick guide to each section of the UCAT

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  • Using NHS unstructured medical reports and clinic notes for research

    29 June

    Using NHS unstructured medical reports and clinic notes for research

    A group of researchers aim to set up a donated 'text bank' made up of clinic notes and letters where patients have consented for their use in research.

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  • Welcoming Ukrainian medical schools and their students to Capsule

    27 June

    Welcoming Ukrainian medical schools and their students to Capsule

    Ukrainian medical schools and medical students are being given complementary access to the case-based online medical learning resource, Capsule.

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  • BSMS ranked first for research in the Planetary Health Report Card

    21 June

    BSMS ranked first for research in the Planetary Health Report Card

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has been ranked first for research in the 2022 Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC) and third in the UK overall.

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May 2022

  • Good sleep continuity leads to better days for people with dementia

    16 May

    Good sleep continuity leads to better days for people with dementia

    Night-to-night variations in sleep predict day-to-day variations in symptoms of dementia, according to a new study

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April 2022

  • Extra-curricular activities at medical school

    26 April

    Extra-curricular activities at medical school

    Ollie Pentz provides an insight into extra-curricular activities, including MedSoc sports and societies, and how to balance these with academic study.

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  • Climate change reduces HIV treatment adherence in Africa

    7 April

    Climate change reduces HIV treatment adherence in Africa

    Droughts caused by climate change can have an impact on HIV treatment, according to a new study led by researchers at BSMS

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March 2022

  • Medical School teacher awarded the highest level of professional recognition

    22 March

    Medical School teacher awarded the highest level of professional recognition

    Professor Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy at BSMS, has been awarded the Principal Fellow (PFHEA) status.

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February 2022

  • One in three autistic adults unable to access healthcare for potentially life threatening conditions

    23 February

    One in three autistic adults unable to access healthcare for potentially life threatening conditions

    An international research team is seeking review of current medical service provision and basic training in autism for all healthcare professionals.

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  • BSMS student receives John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated Award

    3 February

    BSMS student receives John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated Award

    BSMS student Stef Tsatsari receives a prestigious award for intercalating medical students doing research projects on topics related to anaesthesia.

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  • Neurodivergent people more likely to experience pain, due to hypermobility

    2 February

    Neurodivergent people more likely to experience pain, due to hypermobility

    Neurodivergent people are more than twice as likely to have hypermobile joints and are far more likely to experience pain, new research finds.

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  • LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

    1 February

    LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

    To mark LBGTQ+ History Month we have shared a range of resources and information to promote equality and diversity.

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January 2022

  • Putting our principles into practice on Neglected Tropical Diseases

    28 January

    Putting our principles into practice on Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Professor Gail Davey OBE discusses why the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases is a major milestone in global health.

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  • £7 million grant will boost research into 'ignored' diseases

    18 January

    £7 million grant will boost research into 'ignored' diseases

    The Global Health Research Unit at BSMS has been given a boost by an award of £7 million funding over five years by the NIHR.

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  • Surgeon secures £1m grant to develop virtual and augmented reality surgical training

    17 January

    Surgeon secures £1m grant to develop virtual and augmented reality surgical training

    Professor Jag Dhanda, Honorary Professor of Surgery at BSMS, has won a £1m grant to develop VR and AR surgical training resources.

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  • Care home quality ratings linked to the working conditions of staff

    12 January

    Care home quality ratings linked to the working conditions of staff

    Research finds that improving working conditions and reducing staff turnover can increase care quality and outcomes for care home residents.

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Events

  • 5 Dec

    Clinical and Educational Supervision Course

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  • 7 Dec

    The Silent Teacher: Lessons from Dissection

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  • 7 Dec

    Will virtual patients help us choose the right drugs?

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