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Congratulations to MSc in EBHC student, Wei Loong Lim, on receiving this year’s Gillian Nicholls Prize.

Awards and announcements MSc Evidence-Based Health Care

The Gillian Nicholls Prize is awarded by the Department for Continuing Education, to MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care student, Wei Loong Lim, for his dissertation "The effectiveness of positive psychology interventions for promoting well-being of adults experiencing depression compared to other active psychological treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials".

Clinical Prediction Rules: new short course in Health Sciences for 2022

Courses MSc EBHC Medical Statistics

Clinical Prediction Rules is a new accredited short course that will run in May 2022, and will soon be available for students who join the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics from 2022/23.

Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network launches website

Research

The Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network from the University of Oxford have today launched a new website, bringing together world-class evidence-based research and expertise from the cultural and heritage sector to support people's health and well-being through social prescribing.

Can electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking?

Research

Newly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.

The Bodleian Library selects Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service for archiving

Awards and announcements

With over 10 million page views globally, the Evidence Service is now recognised as having ‘a lasting research value’ by the Oxford University Bodleian Library and worthy of permanent preservation in their web archive.

CEBM launches Open Evidence Reviews

Research

Providing timely updates of the evidence on particular aspects of COVID-19 in real-time.

Professor Kamal R. Mahtani awarded John Fry Award

Awards and announcements

The RCGP’s award for promoting the discipline of general practice through research and publishing goes to the CEBM’s Deputy Director

Views

COVID: the reason cases are rising among the double vaccinated – it’s not because vaccines aren’t working

Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, has announced that 40% of people admitted to hospital with COVID in the UK have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine. At first glance, this rings very serious alarm bells, but it shouldn’t. The vaccines are still working very well.

“And then Evidence Resonates” poem

EBHC DPhil rep, Ranin Soliman, writes poem about the concepts of evidence-based medicine/healthcare (EBM/EBHC), and its role in guiding researchers, clinicians, and policy-makers to make informed decisions for patients and the public regarding care delivery and clinical practice.

Student, Dr. Alan Brunton, reflects on his experience of our Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening module

Dr. Alan Brunton, a Specialty Registrar in Acute Internal Medicine and student on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care reflects on his experience of our Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening module.

Student Spotlight: Kyriaki Pieri

Academic Clinical Fellow, Kyriaki Pieri, shares her experience of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research.