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Issue date : 13.12.2018

Research News - Dec 18


Ian Bruce

Professor Ian Bruce appointed as Director for Research at Health Innovation Manchester

Professor Ian Bruce, Lead Clinician at The Kellgren Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, has been appointed Research Director for Health Innovation Manchester (HInM).

HInM brings together the NHS, academia and industry to find new innovations that will improve the health and wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s 2.8m citizens.

Breast Cancer Research

New study addresses early breast cancer detection in high risk young women

A new research study at Wythenshawe Hospital, aims to develop a technique which will identify young women, aged 30 – 45, at increased risk of breast cancer. Launched by NIHR Manchester BRC Cancer Prevention and Early Detection theme researchers, this 12 month study is designed to assess whether breast density can be accurately determined in young women using low dose mammograms.

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Manchester Royal Infirmary is top recruiting site to global renal research study

Congratulations to the renal research team at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) who successfully recruited 61 patients and are the top recruiting site to the global SHIRE AMR PRO study designed to assess the quality of life of kidney transplant patients with acute anti-body mediated rejection (AMR).

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Recruitment success for cardiology studies at Wythenshawe Hospital

Congratulations to the cardiology research team at Wythenshawe Hospital who have successfully recruited the first UK patient to not one but two clinical studies.

Research awards

Winners revealed at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that researchers and teams from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) scooped an impressive four awards, including a special award for outstanding industry engagement, at the recent Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2018. The awards celebrate achievements in clinical research excellence across Greater Manchester.

GM CRN awards


Data-Driven Healthcare Funding Call

The Research and Innovation (R&I) Division has announced a new funding stream to pump-prime innovative projects which use MFT data to improve patient care in the Trust.


Funding is available to pump prime 4-6 projects in the range of £20,000 – £50,000. Applications are invited to submit proposals that will utilise patient data and advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop operational efficiencies.


Translation Manchester launch event

Date: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Time: 12pm - 5.30pm
Location: Science and Industry Museum, Manchester


Translation Manchester was established to help overcome the obstacles to conducting translational research by bringing together a network of support, facilities and expertise to make the pathway to translation quicker and easier.


The event will discuss the highlights and challenges of conducting translational research in Manchester, and you will discover the opportunities and support available to you to help progress your research along the translational pathway.

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