Unnecessary TB deaths to be thing of the past thanks to new mobile drug resistance test device

Thousands of deaths from tuberculosis (or TB), an infectious bacterial disease, could be prevented using a new hand-held device that is being developed to detect potentially fatal drug resistance in less than 15 minutes.

Presently of all infectious diseases, only HIV that causes AIDS kills more people than TB. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people globally developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease.

St George’s welcomes “Securing the future of excellent patient care”

A review into the education and training of medical staff in the UK has been welcomed by St George's University of London.

The ‘Shape of Training’ report looked at the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the country to ensure that institutions continued to train effective doctors who are fit to practise in the UK, providing high quality and safe care while meeting the needs of patients now and in the future.

Professor Mike Spyer appointed new chair of council

Professor Mike Spyer has been appointed chair of council at St George’s, University of London in succession to Mrs Judith Evans.

Prof Spyer has a long and distinguished career in higher education and in healthcare.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and David Willetts MP get a taste of St George's Community Open Day spirit in China

As the Community Open Day was in full swing in Tooting on 12 October, approximately 5000 miles away in Beijing, China, Professor Julian Ma and James Hallinan, head of enterprise and innovation, were extending St George's community outreach by showcasing the university’s research at the London Universities International Partnership (LUIP) London Innovation Showcase. LUIP, of which St George's, University of London is a member, is a group of 16 London universities, formed to promote London as a study destination for students around the world.  As part of the UK's trade delegation to China this month, LUIP organised a London showcase event in the Yang Gallery in Beijing.  This pop-up installation showcased the fantastic range of innovative projects which take place in London's universities. The event was open to the public over four days from 12 to 15 October, and on Sunday 13 the VIP reception was attended by David Willets MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science; Mayor of London, Boris Johnson; and Meng Fei, Chinese TV host and celebrity.

 

St George’s team shortlisted in Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2013

A team from St George’s, University of London has been shortlisted for a Prospects Postgraduate Award, which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.

More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the awards across eight categories. The Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies Teaching Team at St George's will compete against teams from the University of Glasgow, University of Bradford and Cranfield University for the title of Best Teaching Team (Science, Technology and Engineering).