Experts test new Ebola vaccine on front-line medical personnel and at risk groups after promising results

Experts at St George’s, University of London, are working in collaboration with other international researchers on one of these vaccines called rVSV-ZEBOV-GP. Researchers are now vaccinating a larger population to examine the efficacy of this vaccine.

The initial study, which tested the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine, has been successfully completed, with the first volunteer vaccinated in November 2014. Volunteers in Kenya, Gabon, Geneva and Hamburg participated in this harmonised phase I clinical trial.


Cypriot university strengthens ties to St George’s

Leaders from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, have visited St George’s, University of London, to extend their collaboration which will benefit international students.

Dr Nicos Peristianis, President of the Council of the University of Nicosia (UNic), and Professor Andreas Charalambous, Executive Dean of UNic’s Medical School, met our Principal Peter Kopelman during the visit.In 2011, the University of Nicosia established the first Medical School in Cyprus, and launched the Graduate Entry 4-Year MBBS Programme (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), the first Medical Programme in Cyprus, in collaboration with St. George’s, University of London.Both universities have signed a long-term agreement to renew and extend their successful and innovative partnership in medical education. In May this year, the programme’s first cohort of 28medical students will graduate in Cyprus with a St George’s award.Principal Professor Peter Kopelman will be attending the graduation ceremony in Nicosia on 15 May.


Global medical education effort expands training opportunities

St George’s, University of London, has signed an agreement with a US university to begin a new education programme that allows medical students from each school to study at the partner institution.

Under the new partnership with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, up to 30 St George’s international medical students will initially be selected to spend their clinical years at Marshall. Marshall students have the opportunity to opt for medical electives and research experiences at the school in London.


Experts criticise ‘inaccurate’ view that B Vitamins have no role in Alzheimer’s disease prevention

Patients in the very early stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment after misleading research was published last year, say medical experts.

The researchers, who claimed that B vitamins were ‘sadly not going to prevent Alzheimer’s disease’ , have been strongly criticised.


London Mayor Boris backs St George's in New York

Mayor Boris Johnson backed universities in the capital, while leading the largest London trade mission undertaken to New York, after research by Google revealed US students searched for London more than any other city for university education.

He was speaking at one of a series of events at the Museum of the City of New York event called ‘London: Connecting you with the World’, organised by the London Universities International Partnership (LUIP), a collaboration of 18 London higher education institutions including St George’s, seeking to promote the city internationally.