Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Cambridge Institute of Public Health

The Cambridge Institute of Public Health (CIPH) is a partnership of researchers and agencies working to improve public health, founded by the University of Cambridge, the NHS and the Medical Research Council.

Address: Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge
Postcode: CB2 0SR
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Cambridge University Department

The Institute helps improve public health by:

  • Training the next generation of public health clinicians and researchers
  • Identifying and evaluating new possibilities for preventing and tackling diseases
  • Monitoring current ways of helping prevent and treat diseases in populations, here and overseas
University of Cambridge to establish two new Blood and Transplant Research Units

University of Cambridge to establish two new Blood and Transplant Research Units

The University of Cambridge has received £7.9 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund Blood and Transplant Research Units. Each Unit is a partnership between University researchers and NHS Blood and Transplant and will begin in October 2015.

17 November 2014Read in full

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Study aims to get the true measure of pregnancy

One in 200 babies dies before birth in the UK. A study aimed at determining how to reduce the risk of a pregnancy coming to a devastating end is now producing its first results.

13 June 2014Read in full

Ian Farrar, The Vice-Chancellor, Julia Fan Li, Tine Van Bortel,

Critical leadership crucial for global health

One of the greatest challenges facing the world in the next decade will be developing critical, inspiring leaders of global organisations, Jeremy Farrar, Head of the Wellcome Trust, told a debate on global health challenges.

28 May 2014Read in full

Tackling takeaways could help cut obesity

Tackling takeaways could help cut obesity

People who live and work near a high number of takeaway food outlets tend to eat more takeaway food and are more likely to be obese than those less exposed, Cambridge researchers have found.

18 March 2014Read in full

Heart-shaped French toast

New evidence raises questions about the link between fatty acids and heart disease

Study finds that the current level of evidence does not support guidelines restricting saturated fatty acid consumption to reduce coronary risk nor does it support high consumption of polyunsaturated fats – such as omega 3 or omega 6 – to reduce coronary heart disease

18 March 2014Read in full

Dementia: what’s needed now?

Dementia: what’s needed now?

A remarkable new project that looks at brain donor’s involvement in brain research and the search for cures for dementia will be presented at this year’s Cambridge Science Festival on Friday 21 March.

18 March 2014Read in full

End-of-aisle displays encourage consumption of alcohol and fizzy drinks

End-of-aisle displays encourage consumption of alcohol and fizzy drinks

Restricting displays – which increase sales of displayed drinks by up to 46% for alcohol and by 52% for carbonated drinks - could curb consumption without affecting price or availability.

17 March 2014Read in full

 Watercolour of a hand with smallpox by Robert Carswell in 1831

Cities of dreams... and death

The fate of migrants moving to cities in 17th- and 18th-century England demonstrates how a single pathogen could dramatically alter the risks associated with migration and migratory patterns today

3 March 2014Read in full

Harsh winter in Greece

Greece: austerity takes a heavy toll on public health

A paper published in last week's Lancet draws attention to the plight of Greece’s most vulnerable groups who are faced with cuts in the healthcare services they need urgently. Lead author Alexander Kentikelenis describes the situation as a “public health tragedy”.

25 February 2014Read in full

Barclays Cycle Hire docking station

Boris bikes boost Londoners' health

Affectionately known as ‘Boris bikes’, the capital’s cycle hire scheme has had a positive overall impact on Londoners' health, says a new study.

14 February 2014Read in full

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