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Issue date : 28.7.2017

Research News - July 17


Manchester strengthens experimental medicine infrastructure with award of UK Clinical Research Facility Network contract

A bid led by CMFT was successful in winning the contract to host the UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) Network for a period of five years. 


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UKCRF Network bid

Fibrosis and pregnancy research receives boost as two Manchester researchers secure prestigious MRC fellowships


Congratulations to Dr Laurence Pearmain and Dr Laura Ormesher for their success in securing MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships to support PhDs in respiratory medicine and obstetrics research.


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Researchers secure prestigious MRC fellowships

European first for metabolic medicine team


Congratulations to Adult Metabolic Medicine Consultant Dr Reena Sharma and the metabolic medicine research team at Salford Royal who have recruited the first patient in Europe to a phase I/II study for patients with Niemann-Pick disease type C during a study visit at the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility at CMFT.


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MAViS clinic celebrates five years of specialist care for women with chronic and pregnancy-related hypertensive disease


The Manchester Antenatal Vascular (MAViS) Clinic at CMFT celebrated its 5th birthday with families who have attended the clinic, including a look back at research achievements and future plans. 


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MAViS clinic

Research recruitment success


A number of research teams across CMFT have been successful in recruiting the first UK patient to a number of clinical studies.


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Research nurses

Research voices

Photo credit: Derya Boyraz

Blog: Why patient involvement in research matters


Patient collaborator Jane Dunnage has been a Trustee of LUPUS UK for the past 10 years and leads patient involvement for the MRC-funded MASTERPLANS study, led by Manchester. In her blog Jane explains why research needs the patient voice. 


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What research are we doing into Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Blog: What research are we doing into Inflammatory Bowel Disease?


Jane Taylor, Senior Clinical Research Nurse in Gastroenterology blogs about inflammatory bowel disease and the growth of research in this area at CMFT.  


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MFT appoints Director to manage intellectual property portfolio

Kay Callaghan joins CMFT as Director of Intellectual Property (IP) and Business Partnerships. The focus of Kay’s new role is to unlock the potential for new technologies to deliver high quality care, drive efficiencies and generate income that can be reinvested by CMFT

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Kay Callaghan

CityVerve COPD project is making strides


Dr Jean Hennings blogs about her career path and an update on the CityVerve COPD project, which aims to explore how IoT technology can help people with COPD to manage their own condition better.


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Dr Jean Heinnings

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