Bringing science and health research to Kenyan schools project wins University Public Engagement with Research Award
10 July 2019
A project bringing science to Kenyan schools, led by Dr Alun Davis from Kemri Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya and Nuffield Department of Medicine, has won a Project Award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards.
10 July 2019
A project using drama that engages with village communities in Cambodia, led by Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit and Nuffield Department of Medicine, has won a Project award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards. The project also won the Vice-Chancellor’s Choice Award for Public Engagement with Research.
8 May 2019
The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 UK leading figures in biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship. Philip Bejon, Director of our Kemri Wellcome Trust Research Programme, and Ric Price, Professor of Global Health at Menzies, Australia and affiliated with OUCRU, are new fellows.
26 February 2019
Dr Richard Idro is a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University and an Honorary Fellow at Oxford University’s Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health. He was been awarded the LSHTM Inaugural Greenwood Africa Award 2019. Dr Idro received an AfOx Travel Grant in 2018 to form a new collaboration between The Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust at Kilifi, Kenya and Makerere University.
8 January 2019
Director of Wellcome since 2013, Jeremy Farrar was previously Director of our OUCRU Vietnam programme for 18 years. He has published almost 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and mentored many dozens of students and fellows. These honours recognise the outstanding commitment and contribution Jeremy has made to science and medicine, and to improving health for individuals and communities globally.
1 January 2019
Abhilasha Karkey, medical microbiologist at our OUCRU Unit in Kathmandu, Nepal, received the 2018 Magill Fellowship at the ASTMH conference in New Orleans. "Persistent gender inequality in science has severely limited women from achieving their potential to effectively contribute to scientific knowledge. I would like to grow as a leader and thereby encourage and inspire other scientists – especially women in South Asia."
20 November 2018
Congratulations to Bob Snow, Oxford Professor of Malaria Epidemiology, elected this month Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. The AAS nominates and elects individuals who have excelled in their fields of expertise as fellows and gives prizes to recognise scientists who have contributed to developing their fields in Africa.
9 November 2018
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the eighth consecutive year. This ranking is based on criteria measuring teaching, research, industry income, international outlook and citations. It was noted that both research and clinical trials are supported by our network of international research units in Africa and Asia.
27 October 2018
CTMGH have been nominated for the Market Research Society President's Medal, awarded annually to an organisation that conduct extraordinary research but who might not be recognised through the usual channels. Our Centre is noted for its ingenious use of freely available online satellite images to gath data on the use of antibiotics in unmapped and inaccessible villages in rural Thailand and Laos. Researchers use the images to identify representative clusters of potential participants.
26 September 2018
Oxford University is rated world’s number one for the third straight year in the Times Higher Education world university rankings. Oxford, the only UK University ever to top the international rankings, keeps first spot through the outstanding quality of its research, teaching and innovation.
21 September 2018
Congratulations Bridget Wills, Professor of Tropical Medicine at our OUCRU unit in vietnam, awarded RSTMH Sir Rickard Christophers Medal. The Sir Rickard Christophers Medal is awarded triennially for work in tropical medicine and hygiene in its broadest sense and in particular for practical and field applications.
22 August 2018
The University of Oxford's Medical Sciences Divisional Panel has conferred the title of Associate Professor on three members of our academic staff: Rogier van Doorn (OUCRU), Lorenz von Seidlein (MORU) and George Warimwe (KWTRP). This title is awarded in recognition of their distinction in their respective fields and contributions to the research and teaching, and we congratulate them on their success.
8 August 2018
Dr Chris Paton, Head of the Global Health Informatics Group, was accepted as Fellow by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics Council on 8th August 2018. Clinical informaticians are qualified clinicians who transform health and care through their specialist knowledge and use of data, information, knowledge and information technology.
19 June 2018
ASTMH nominated Professor Rose McGready, SMRU Deputy Director, as an Honorary International Fellow. Rose received the prestigious award in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by an “individual not an American citizen who has made eminent contributions to some phase of tropical medicine and hygiene”. Rose will formally receive her award at the ASTMH Annual Meeting, to be help 28 Oct-1 Nov in New Orleans, Louisiana.
22 May 2018
On 10 May 2018, SMRU Deputy Director Rose McGready was awarded the Alumni Award for Service to Humanity by the University of Sydney. The Alumni Award recognizes the personal contribution of alumni who, through service to philanthropy, improve the lives of those in need. It also seeks to recognize the significant involvement of Sydney alumni in projects that enrich local or international communities.
9 May 2018
The Royal Society recognises Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski’s pioneering work on malaria, and particularly the use of genomic epidemiology to understand the evolutionary arms race that is going on between human, parasite and mosquito populations in Africa and other tropical regions of the world. Professor Kwiatkowski joins an existing membership of approximately 1600 of the most distinguished scientists from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland.
10 January 2018
Visiting Professor Faith Osier has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Professor Osier studies how humans acquire immunity to malaria, translating her research into new, highly effective malaria vaccines.
2 January 2018
Dr Jake Dunning, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine (ERGO) and Deputy Programme Director for High Consequence Infectious Diseases, NHS England, is appointed MBE for services to Clinical Research. Dr Dunning led clinical trials during the terrible Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
15 November 2017
Professor Kevin Marsh, Director of the Africa Oxford Initiative and Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences has been selected to receive a Drexel Prize for scientific excellence. Together with 6 other prize winners, Professor Marsh received his award uring the 2017 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease in Philadelphia, USA.
Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year
15 November 2017
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the seventh consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
2 November 2017
A collaboration between the University of Oxford and Thailand’s Mahidol University has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Newton Prize for its project aiming to understand the early stages of scrub typhus in Thailand.
17 October 2017
Congratulations to Professor Sir Nick White, elected to the National Academy of Medicine (US). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
26 September 2017
The Medical Sciences Divisional Panel has conferred the title of Professor to two members of CTMGH's academic staff. Jeremy Day, Professor of Infectious Diseases heads the CNS and HIV Infections Research Group at OUCRU; Eduard Sanders, Professor of global health practice leads the HIV care and research programme at KWTRP.
20 September 2017
At their Annual Meeting 13 Sept, the Trustees of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) awarded MORU’s Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul its Emerging Leaders Award.
13 September 2017
The University of Oxford has conferred the title of Associate Professor to Yoel Lubell, Head of Economics and Translational Research at MORU, to Olivo Miotto from the Centre for Genomics and Global Health at MORU, and to Ronald Geskus from OUCRU. Louise Thwaites, Clinical Research Fellow at OUCRU, was appointed University Research Lecturer.
5 September 2017
Oxford University has claimed the top spot in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, which judge the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries.
2 June 2017
Following the recognition in New Year’s Honours for his services to tropical medicine and global health, on 19 May 2017 Professor Sir Nicholas White, Professor of Tropical Medicine at Oxford and Mahidol University Thailand, Fellow of St John's College, and Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's South East Asian Research Units was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George by the Prince of Wales. The investiture took place at Buckingham Palace, London, UK.
9 May 2017
Professor James Berkley, Head of Clinical Research at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
4 April 2017
Professor Stephen Baker has been awarded the Fleming Prize for his work on the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance, and he combines genomics and epidemiology to provide a better understanding of disease outbreaks.
4 April 2017
Professor Daniel Bausch has been appointed Director of the new UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). The UK-PHRST is jointly run by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM news story), with Oxford University and King’s College London as academic partners. ERGO, a research group of University of Oxford are enormously proud to be part of the initiative and are very much looking forward to working on it with Professor Bausch.
13 March 2017
MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine scholars Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe have been awarded the Kellogg College Public Engagement with Research Award. These awards are given to students with a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and academic excellence.
23 February 2017
The Faculty of Tropical Medicine (FTM), Mahidol University, Thailand hosted a Congratulations party to honour Professor Sir Nicholas J. White, FRS, OBE on the occasion of his receiving Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George from the United Kingdom for services to Tropical Medicine and Global Health.
3 January 2017
Professor Nicholas White, OBE, Professor of Tropical Medicine at Oxford and Mahidol University, Thailand, Fellow of St John's College, and Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's South East Asian Research Units, is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to tropical medicine and global health.
18 October 2016
Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine Kevin Marsh is a principal investigator at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, as well as senior adviser to the African Academy of Sciences. His award recognises his sustained efforts to control and eradicate malaria, which impacts the health of tens of millions of African children.
3 October 2016
Medical and health teaching and research at Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best for the sixth year running in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The discipline-specific tables, released today, follow on from last week's announcement that Oxford has been ranked the top university in the world by the same publication – the first time a UK institution has been awarded the accolade.
14 September 2016
The University of Oxford's Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe has won one of the most prestigious prizes in medicine. Since 1945, the Lasker Awards has recognised the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease. Many past Lasker winners have gone on to be awarded Nobel prizes.
3 August 2016
We are delighted to announce that several MORU Network colleagues were honoured in the recent University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction rounds. Clockwise from top left: Joel Tarning was awarded the title of Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Lisa White Professor of Modelling and Epidemiology. Stuart Blacksell, Susanna Dunachie, Paul Turner, Richard Maude, Frank Smithuis and Phaik Yeong Cheah were each awarded the title of Associate Professor.
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Researchers Receive Awards at the 16th Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) Annual Scientific Conference
3 June 2016
The Kenya Paediatric Association diner on the 28th of April 2016 at the Boma Hotel in Eldoret, was the climax of the KPA annual meeting that brought together over 300 delegates from the health sector in Kenya. This annual meeting brought together pediatricians, researchers, medical officers and other professionals in the health sector to deliberate on the best ways of improving service delivery to children all over Kenya.
30 March 2016
The efforts of two Oxford University tropical diseases experts have been recognised by the Vietnamese government. Professors Peter Horby and Heiman Wertheim were awarded the Vietnam Ministry of Health's Medal for the People's Health at a ceremony in Hanoi celebrating 10 years of collaboration between the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases and the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit.
6 January 2016
On 14 Dec, Mr Gilles Garachon, the French Ambassador to Thailand, arrived at Mae Sot in Thailand to present France’s highest award, l'Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur, to Professor François Nosten, Head of MORU’s Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU). The award is in recognition of Professsor Nosten's work over three decades fighting malaria.
8 October 2015
The inaugural competition for this prize is a Student Poster Competition, which will be held at MORU Bangkok, between 11am-2pm on Monday 30th November 2015 in the Similan Room. Niklas was a great advocate of student activity, and supervised numerous students as part of his role as Head of Pharmacology.