Thursday, 30 January 2014

ScHARR News - Thursday 30th - Friday 31st January 2014


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New initiative to combat underrepresentation of senior female medics
A team of dedicated doctors and health care professionals have joined forces in order to combat the significant underrepresentation of women in medicine.
Visitors to HEDS
Jan Abel Olsen and Thor Klaussen are visiting HEDS from 3rd-5th February.  During this time they will be discussion possible collaborations and presenting a seminar entitled:"Health and wellbeing: Comparing four health state utility instruments and two measures of wellbeing".Jan is a Professor of health economics and Chair of the health services research unit at the Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway and an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Australia. Thor is a PhD student and a member of the Health Service Research un
ScHARR Snack Size - Open Access - Carmen O'Dell - 12th February - 12.30 - Lecture Room 1&2
The next Snack/Bite Size session looks at the increasingly important topic of Open Access. Want to know more about it and how to get to grips with it? Join our resident expert Carmen O'Dell to find out more.


Sarah Smith to go to ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan
PhD student and RAT Group member Sarah Smith will be presenting her research at the ISA World Congress of Sociology this July in Yokohama, Japan. Sarah will be presenting her paper "Methodological Complexities Involved When Using Visual Methods in Dementia Research" (Smith and Mountain, 2014) during the the Visual Methods in Ageing Research: Methodological Issues theme of the event. Sara
Cochrane Collaboration update
New and updated Cochrane Reviews highlighted on their website in January are:Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adultsCombination versus sequential single agent chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancerDihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malariaAripiprazole versus other atypical antipsychotics for schizophreniaAntidepressants for sm

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