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Things we are celebrating this week...

21 September 2018

  • The school welcomes Nija Sajjad, Clare Puddifoot, Ben Chant and Julia Patterson who have joined us as our new teaching associates for 18/19.
  • Chrissy Hammond has received a grant from the UK Space Agency (alongside Kate Robson-Brown, Richard Trask and Andrew Caldwell) on the effect of microgravity on the spine, an experiment for the ISS.
  • Clea Warburton recently gave a talk at the Summer Minds lecture series in Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids. The talk was titled “Putting a Name to a Face: The Neuroscience of Recognition and Memory.”
  • The simulation team have been involved in events to mark the global Healthcare Simulation Week 2018, including demonstrating how we use simulation to staff and the public at the Bristol Heart Institute. We also used the oaccasion to mark 13 years of simulation in teaching physiology, starting back in 2005. The picture shows Prof Judy Harris who pioneered the school’s work in simulation with our firt simulator ‘Stan’ and our latest, Athena.
  • Hannah Gill took part in the Scilly Swim Challenge - 2 day event last weekend after training all summer in sunny Clevedon’s marine lake. 137 swimmers attempted to circumnavigate the Islands but the weather prevented two of the crossings. She managed to complete five swims, seven miles on the map. She’s keen to try again next year and wonders if anyone else is up for it.
  • Congratulations to Steve Fitzjohn and Jo Howarth who have joined Senate. Phil Langton will also continue to represent us.
  • Emma Hart has recently been appointed as Reviewing Editor for the Journal of Physiology.


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