World-leading research and partnerships drive advances in region's healthcare
5 April 2022
From frontline clinical practice to advanced wound care, from infection control to orthopaedics – clinicians and academics who are driving advances to healthcare and tackling inequalities in health outcomes in the region will be providing the latest updates in research and best-practice as part of a week of innovation and research.
Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which work collaboratively to lead to improvements in the health and wellbeing of the people in Hull and the surrounding region, will be shining a light on some of the world-leading collaborative health and social care research and innovation taking place in the city.
An event hosted by Hull York Medical School and the University will launch Research, Development and Innovation Week on Friday 8 April 2022.
The Celebration of Research event will enable clinicians and academics from across the region to come together to share progress in their specialist fields, to network and to promote an inspirational, research-active culture that ultimately will deliver benefits to patients in the region through innovation, collaboration and advances in knowledge.
Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, said: "Hull York Medical School was founded on partnership and a desire to make a real and lasting difference to the health of people in our region and beyond.
"We have a vibrant and connected community of clinical and academic researchers on our University of Hull campus and within Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
"By working together in partnership, and with their patients, they are sharing knowledge and advancing understanding – tackling some of the major challenges in clinical medicine today.
"Their work is focused on a number of areas including cancer, diabetes, respiratory, vascular, multimorbidity and wound healing. Through their work they are shining a light on those health conditions which really matter to the people of Hull and developing innovative approaches to clinical practice which will improve their experiences and outcomes.
"Not only that but they are supporting the training of future doctors and physician associates – inspiring and empowering them to become involved in research and ensuring they have the knowledge, research skills and resilience to make a difference, here in Hull and further afield."
Professor Paul Hagan, Dean of the University of Hull’s Faculty of Health Sciences, said: "In partnership with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Hull’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School are working collaboratively to drive advances in healthcare in our region. Collectively, we are addressing inequalities in health outcomes and tackling healthcare challenges.
"This week, alongside Hull University Teaching Hospital Trust and our industry partners, we are highlighting some of the world-leading collaborative health and social care research and innovation which is underway here in Hull.
"In line with the University’s new Strategy for 2030, we have a focus on partnership, people and place. Our groundbreaking research is designed to lead to improvements in the health and wellbeing of the people of Hull and ultimately people across the UK and beyond.
"This life-changing research to improve healthcare in our region, is complemented by the teaching and development of our students who will shape the healthcare workforce of the future.
"We are extremely proud of the vital contribution that our graduates and staff make to the health of the region."
Research, Development and Innovation Week will be promoted with a week-long campaign showcasing the work of local research teams and the difference which the people of Hull and East Yorkshire – both research teams and trial participants – make to others across the world.
The special Celebration of Research event at the University on Friday 8 April will feature leading academics and clinicians.
Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Director of RDI for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "As Director of Research, Development and Innovation for the hospitals trust, I’m really proud to see Hull making such a strong name for itself in the fields of research and development.
"The hospitals, the University and Hull York Medical School together form a strong, dynamic and forward-thinking partnership, and we are incredibly fortunate to have such high calibre academics, researchers and clinicians working here in the city.
"The Celebration of Research event on Friday is a fitting way to start a week celebrating Hull’s contribution not just to clinical and biomedical research, but to understanding disease, to discovering treatments and ultimately transforming lives around the world."