16th April 2002

 

NEW FUND FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

 

Doctors and academics are to work together on medical research projects thanks to the creation of a new fund.

 

The University of Lincoln and the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have joined forces to sponsor clinical, biomedical and biological research.

 

The partnership will bring together the clinical expertise within the NHS Trust and the academic expertise in the university’s Department of Biological Sciences and the Lincolnshire Institute for Health.

 

The new funding is designed to support support research studentships (MPhil and PhD) and the pump-priming of new research projects.

 

Future projects are likely to include research into why some cancers show resistance to drugs and work on enhancing bone formation for the treatment of osteoporosis.

 

“The aim of this exciting new venture is to enhance collaboration and to exploit the strong and varied clinical expertise of the trust and the scientific expertise of the university,” said Prof Hassan Hassan, Director of the Lincolnshire Institute for Health.

 

Prof Oleg Eremin, Director of Research and Development at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, added: “An important objective of this dual support is to raise the profile of research within the trust, to provide opportunities for clinicians willing to participate in clinical and basic research and to enable access to clinical material for university staff.”

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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