Celebrating the launch of our Clinical Sciences Centre
7 December 2022
Scientists, academic and clinical researchers and healthcare professionals came together this week to celebrate the launch of the Clinical Sciences Centre at Hull York Medical School.
The Centre is a partnership between the Medical School at the University of Hull and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Professor Una Macleod, Dean of the Medical School says; "It was great to see colleagues coming together today, to celebrate the launch of the Centre, but also to shine a light on the breadth of clinical research being undertaken in Hull, in partnership with the Medical School, University of Hull and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust."
The Centre brings together clinical and academic colleagues across a range of disciplines with the aim of addressing some of the major challenges in clinical medicine. Research presented at the event spanned a number of interdisciplinary health themes including cancer, diabetes, vascular and respiratory.
Professor Anthony Maraveyas, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Director of the Clinical Sciences Centre at Hull York Medical School and Honorary Consultant in Oncology at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: "What was clear from today was the knowledge, expertise and strength of the community of clinical academic researchers we have here in Hull. Going forward our aim is to build on the great work undertaken so far, so that we can be at the forefront of internationally recognised clinical research which transforms the health of the local population."
At the heart of the Centre’s approach is partnership, a theme which came through strongly in all of the presentations including that of guest speaker, Professor David Burn. As Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University and Director, Newcastle Health Innovation Partners, David provided a keynote address on the future of clinical sciences in the UK. He said: "Clinical research is essential if we are to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In order to deliver this research we need healthcare professionals, academia and industry working together with patients and their families. By doing so we can embed clinical research within the NHS, inspire healthcare professionals to participate in research as a key part of their role and ultimately improve health outcomes for patients."
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, a key partner of the Clinical Sciences Centre, has a long history of clinical research, undertaken in partnership with academia and industry. Chris Long, Chief Executive of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust believes the Centre will play a key role in helping to establish the region as a centre of excellence for clinical research. He says; "We know that within Hull and across our region people in our most disadvantaged communities are living shorter lives in poorer health, with inequalities in outcomes compared to other areas of the UK. As an NHS Trust our aim is to provide outstanding quality of care and clinical services to patients and service users, and research lies at the very heart of that. Through our partnership with Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull, we can establish our region as a nationally recognised centre of excellence for clinical research, developing diagnoses and treatments to meet their needs, now and in the future."
Find out more about the work of the Clinical Sciences Centre.