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Winners of the Evidence-Based Health Care Best Dissertations for 2022-23 announced.

Awards and announcements MSc Evidence-Based Health Care Students

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the EBHC Best Dissertation Prizes for 2022-23 are Nur Hidayati Handayani (left) and Abhirami Gautham (right). Huge congratulations to them both. Read their responses to winning and summaries of their dissertations.

Former sixth year medical student’s evidence-based project published as peer reviewed article

Courses Research Students

Charlotte Lee’s special study module project now published as an article

What role has epidemiologist Georgia Richard’s Preventable Deaths Tracker played in establishing if Clozapine is Britain’s most dangerous prescription drug?

Research

According to a recent article in The Times, Clozapine, which has transformed the lives of thousands of schizophrenia patients, may be responsible for over 400 deaths a year. The families of those who have died, with Clozapine listed as a cause, believe its dangers are not fully understood.

We’re celebrating 30 years of Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine.

Courses MSc Evidence-Based Health Care

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences are entering our 30th year of training health professionals and educators in the science and art of teaching evidence-based medicine.

Congratulations to our 2023 MSc EBHC prize winners for outstanding dissertations

Awards and announcements MSc Evidence-Based Health Care Students

We are delighted to congratulate three of our MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care students, Ho-ming Lee, Kasper Pihl and Skanda Rajasundaram, on receiving the 2023 EBHC Dissertation Prize for outstanding dissertations.

Latest Cochrane Review finds high certainty evidence that nicotine e-cigarettes are more effective than traditional nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) in helping people quit smoking

Research

Research led by the University of Oxford, and funded by Cancer Research UK, has found the strongest evidence yet that e-cigarettes, also known as ‘vapes’, help people to quit smoking better than traditional nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches and chewing gums.

Fostering connections between social prescribing link workers and the cultural sector

Research

A knowledge exchange event, organised by the Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network (OSPRN), brought together social prescribing link workers and cultural sector staff. OSPRN is comprised of staff from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) and Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), as well as other internal and external contributors.

UPDATE: First-ever Evidence-Based Health Care Summer School was a great success!

Alumni Courses Research Students

Led by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, and jointly run by the Department for Continuing Education, we recently hosted a summer school, inviting EBHC students, supervisors, consumers, and leading evidence-based experts into the surroundings of Kellogg College, University of Oxford. 4-20 July 2022. This unique experience offered a variety of events, including EBHC modules; non-accredited short courses; a selection of workshops and EBMLive 2022.

Congratulations to Course Director, Annette Plüddemann: shortlisted for Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards 2022

Awards and announcements

MSc in EBHC Course Director, Annette Plüddemann, has been shortlisted for this year's Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards for her project submission, showcasing digital education innovation in the form of 'The EBM Primer', created in 2018 by former EBHC DPhil student, Marcy McCall MacBain.

World No Tobacco Day 2022, 'Protect the environment'

Research

Today, Tuesday 31 May, is World No Tobacco Day – an annual event aimed to raise awareness of the harms caused by tobacco products to people, public health, communities and the environment; claiming the lives of over 8 million people every year. This years’ theme is 'Protect the environment'.

Congratulations to FHS student, Harrison France, on receiving 1st place in IUPHAR Student Research Poster Competition 2022.

Awards and announcements COVID-19 Research Students

Final Honours student, from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Harrison France, has recently been awarded first place in the IUPHAR ( International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology) Student Research Poster Competition 2022 by the British Pharmacological Society for his research on preventable deaths involving medicines.

MSc EBHC students awarded 2022 EBHC Dissertation Prize for outstanding Dissertations

Awards and announcements Students

We are delighted to congratulate three of our MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care students, Stella Vieth, Andrew Dagens, and Sean Godfrey, having been awarded this year's EBHC Dissertation Prize for outstanding dissertations.

EBHC DPhil alumnus, Dr. Samantha Roberts, announced as new Chief Executive at NICE

Awards and announcements Students

We are delighted to announce that with over 20 years experience in healthcare, having worked in service delivery, consultancy and as a clinician, Dr Roberts has been appointed the new Chief Executive of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as of 1 February 2022.

In helping smokers quit, combining treatments is key

Research

A new clinical review, co-authored by Associate Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Jonathan Livingstone-Banks of the University of Oxford, provides guidance to physicians and the public about the most effective tobacco cessation treatments.

PCR cycle threshold may be key to predicting infectiousness of people with asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic COVID-19, suggests new review.

COVID-19

An international team of researchers, led from the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and funded by the World Health Organization and the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, have today announced the findings from the most complete analysis of high-quality covid transmission studies in asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people to date.

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Having experienced my fair share of ineffective online learning prior to the pandemic, I was keen to find ways to make my own online teaching more effective and engaging.

Research fellow Cervantée Wild shares with us her experience of taking the Developing Online Educational Resources short course

The twelfth in our series of Friday 'Desert Island Reviews', featuring tutors from the MSc in EBHC (Systematic Reviews) programme, is from Dr Nicola Lindson

In this blog interview Dr Nicola Lindson shares with us which living systematic review that she’s led or been involved in she would choose to take with her to read, if she was stranded on a desert island.

Balance is your best friend—mix rigorous study with the rich experiences Oxford offers. Network like a pro; your next big collaboration could be waiting just around the corner.

Independent mental health counsellor and award-winning MSc in EBHC graduate Nur Hidayati Handayani shares her experiences on the programme with us

The eleventh in our series of Friday 'Desert Island Reviews', featuring tutors from the MSc in EBHC (Systematic Reviews) programme, is from Professor Mike Clarke.

In this blog interview Professor Mike Clarke shares with us which systematic review that he’s led or been involved in he would choose to take with him to read, if he was stranded on a desert island.

The tenth in our series of Friday 'Desert Island Reviews', featuring tutors from the MSc in EBHC (Systematic Reviews) programme, is from José Manuel Ordóñez Mena

In this blog interview José Manuel Ordóñez Mena shares with us which systematic review that he’s led or been involved in he would choose to take with him to read, if he was stranded on a desert island.

The ninth in our series of Friday 'Desert Island Reviews', featuring tutors from the MSc in EBHC (Systematic Reviews) programme, is from Tom Jefferson

In this blog interview Tom Jefferson shares with us which systematic review he would choose to take with him to read, if he was stranded on a desert island.

Can high-cost drugs be good value? The case of Casgevy for sickle-cell disease and beta-thalassemia

Dr Padraig Dixon, Senior Researcher in Health Economics and module co-ordinator for our EBHC Economics of Healthcare module offers an insight into one of the areas explored in the module

The eighth in our series of Friday 'Desert Island Reviews', featuring tutors from the MSc in EBHC (Systematic Reviews) programme, is from Dr Igho Onakpoya.

In this blog interview Dr Igho Onakpoya shares with us which systematic review that he’s led or been involved in he would choose to take with him to read, if he was stranded on a desert island.

The first step to being a good teacher is understanding what it means to be an effective educator.

Epidemiologist, health behaviour scientist and post-doctoral researcher Min Gao shares with us the benefits she gained by taking the Teaching Evidence-Based Practice module as a short course.

The seventh in our series of Friday 'Desert Island Reviews', featuring tutors from the MSc in EBHC (Systematic Reviews) programme, is from Dr Jeffrey Aronson .

In this blog interview Dr Jeffrey Aronson shares with us which systematic review that he’s led or been involved in he would choose to take with him to read, if he was stranded on a desert island.