£18m boost to tackle major health challenges in South London

Health researchers in south London have been given £18 million to help tackle some of the area’s most pressing health problems.

The Department of Health has awarded £9 million to fund the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London. The CLAHRC will also receive £9 million of matched funding from the local partners taking the total to £18 million over five years.

Getting to the heart of mistaken exclusion of black athletes from sports participation

Screening guidelines used to detect possible heart conditions in athletes, which are based on data from white athletes, can lead to misdiagnosis and disqualification of healthy black athletes, finds new research.

St George’s, University of London, clinical scientists have found that black athletes are ten times more likely to be erroneously diagnosed and subsequently inappropriately advised to abandon a sporting career than their white counterparts.

SGUL fourth safest university in London according to new rankings

St George’s, University of London has been named as the fourth safest university in London, according to a new league table of student crime figures.The Complete University Guide said St George’s had the fourth lowest incidence of student-relevant crime within three miles of its campus.

 

New university-NHS alliance to improve healthcare in South London

A Strategic Alliance that will share best practice in research and the education and training of students and health professionals has been agreed between King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London.Representatives from the governing bodies of each organisation met on 17 July 2013 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the aims of the Strategic Alliance, which are to:

 

St George’s celebrates its graduating class of 2013

The class of 2013 has graduated from St George’s, University of London and is now ready to become the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers.

A total of 614 students graduated this year, with 452 receiving their degrees at the presentation ceremony at London’s Barbican yesterday.