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Congratulations to our 2023 MSc EBHC prize winners for outstanding dissertations
23 February 2023
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
17 November 2022
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
13 October 2022
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!
5 August 2022
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
5 August 2022
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'
31 May 2022
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.
22 April 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
21 February 2022
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
16 February 2022
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
14 February 2022
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.
1 November 2021
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.
Congratulations to Professor Rafael Perera-Salazar on the award of Turing Fellowship.
19 October 2021
Awards and announcements Research
Director of Medical Statistics, Rafael, is one of over 30 Oxford academics from across the university to be awarded the 2021/22 fellowship from the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and AI.
Can electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking? (Updated)
16 September 2021
Published this week is the fourth update of the Cochrane review of ‘Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation’, and the second since it switched to a living review format in October 2020. This review brings together the most up to date research findings on the effect and safety of using electronic cigarettes to help people to stop smoking.
MSc EBHC students awarded EBHC Dissertation Prize for outstanding Dissertation
13 September 2021
Awards and announcements MSc EBHC Systematic Review MSc Evidence-Based Health Care Students
Congratulations to Michael Tringale, who recently completed the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, and Claire Duddy, who recently completed the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews, as they are both awarded this year's EBHC Dissertation Prize for outstanding dissertation.
Congratulations to MSc in EBHC student, Wei Loong Lim, on receiving this year’s Gillian Nicholls Prize.
20 July 2021
Awards and announcements MSc Evidence-Based Health Care
The Gillian Nicholls Prize is awarded by Kellogg College, 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
20 June 2021
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.
Research highlight: Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: Cochrane Living Systematic Review
8 March 2023
Today is National No Smoking Day 2023, and we're delighted to share the research happening across the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, to determine the effects of e-cigarettes to help smokers achieve long‐term abstinence.
Investigating the Epidemiology of Opioids in England
6 March 2023
In this blog, fourth year medical student, Antonia-Oliva Roberts, discusses her extended essay, investigating opioid consumption in England, as part of the Final Honour's Scheme.
Evidence-based research needs to become our day-to-day tool to address health challenges and answer complex problems
19 January 2023
In this blog, MSc EBHC student, Filippo Giliberti, discusses how the programme enables students to ask bold questions and answer complex health problems.
The student voice: Medical Student Ioan Baxter share 3rd-year research project
7 December 2022
Ioan Baxter, a 3rd-year medical student, at Worcester College, writes this blog, detailing his research project, as part of the Final Honours Scheme Research Projects Programme, completed under the supervision of Dr. David Nunan of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.
Response to Physicians for Smoke-Free Canada’s coverage of the Cochrane review of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation
28 November 2022
In this blog, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group, address comments and questions raised by Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, relating to the recently published Cochrane review of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.
7 things to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking
23 November 2022
In this blog, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group and Martin Dockrell from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities share 7 things you need to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking, with evidence from the Cochrane Living Review of E-cigarettes and Smoking Cessation.
The precarity of health policy
22 November 2022
In this blog, researchers and module coordinators, Dr Nicola Lindson and Jonathan Livingstone-Banks, discuss the Nuffield Intervention Ladder: a way of systematising interventions on the ‘Libertarianism’ to ‘Collectivism’ ideological spectrum that often influence approaches to public health matters.
Postgraduate perspective: Generating a Research Question for a Systematic Review
16 November 2022
Many postgraduate students struggle to formulate their research questions. In this blog, Evidence-Based Health Care DPhil student, Ali Mulhem, shares his experience of finding a research question for a dissertation, having previously completed the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care.
Alumnus perspective: Developing research skills and a questioning mindset
27 October 2022
In this blog, MSc in EBHC alumnus, Drew Dagens, reflects on his experience of the programme and his research project under the supervision of Course Director, Annette Plüddemann, having recently published his dissertation in the journal, 'Clinical Microbiology and Infection'.
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