Our Future Health – Biomedical Research Centre welcomes the public


23-09-2008

On Wednesday 1st October, the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Addenbrooke’s will invite everyone in the local community to hear about its research achievements and to find out about opportunities to participate actively in the future of our health services.

In 2007 Cambridge was chosen as one of only five comprehensive biomedical research centres in the UK funded by the National Institute for Health Research. These centres focus on translating basic scientific discoveries into practical improvements in health services, such as methods of preventing diabetes in children or reducing the risks of pregnancy. New tests to diagnose common diseases early are being developed, as are smart ways to make surgery more precise or to take some of the risks out of transplantation.

Our own Biomedical Research Centre is managed jointly by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Cambridge University’s School of Clinical Medicine. It has now completed its first year of operations and reported to the NIHR a variety of research highlights, high-profile publications and impacts on the health service provision. 

The Centre is keen to encourage involvement by Trust Members, patients, carers and the general public in research and in shaping its work going forward. This involvement can range from active participation as healthy volunteers or patients in clinical studies to serving on panels and committees overseeing the quality of research. You could take part in the “Cambridge BioResource” – a large group of local people who give small blood samples used to find the genetic causes of diseases or have your body fat measured by the researchers in our stet-of-the-art Clinical Research Facility.

On October 1st, the public is invited to listen to a series of short talks by research leaders, view presentations of current research activity, meet the investigators and participate in discussion.

Venue:
The Li Ka Shing Building, The Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Excellent disabled access and free parking available

Time:
Programme from 6.00pm to 7.40pm followed by discussion and refreshments

For further information, please contact Paul McGhee, Research and Development Department
Tel: 01223 348467 Email: paul.mcghee@addenbrookes.nhs.uk


 

Cambridge University Hospitals is one of the largest and best known trusts in the country. As the local hospital for our community we deliver care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.

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