Thursday, 22 May 2014

ScHARRNews - Tuesday 20th May 2014 - Thursday 22nd May 2014



CLAHRC YH Website now LIVE!
You may remember back in October 2013, it was announced that £24 million was awarded to improve the regions health and wellbeing by funding a second Collaboration for Leadership and Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC). Whilst it is worth noting that there is more than 1 CLAHRC in the UK, we would like to make you all aware of the CLAHRC YH (Yorkshire and Humber) CLAHRC. This collaboration is


Female pigs can recognise the sex of sperm and influence the sex of their offspring
Female pigs' reproductive systems recognise whether a sperm will produce a boy or a girl before it reaches and fertilises the egg, and their oviduct (fallopian tubes) change in response, according to new research from the University of Sheffield and University of Murcia.
AKTIVE Conference 2014: Barriers to telecare use and Validity testing of a home telehealth acceptance questionnaire
RAT Groups Lauren Powell presented a project, led by Claire Bentley, at the AKTIVE Conference in Leeds this year. The project explored the barriers to telecare use by speaking to people who have either never used telecare and those who have tried it and decided it's not for them. The reasons behind declining telecare services were discussed. To view the slides please click here.For further informa

MAY 20

SyRIUS 2014
The fifth annual Systematic Reviews Issues and Updates Symposium (SyRIUS) will be held by ScHARR on June 10th Room.  The event will be at Halifax Hall.The programme is as follows:Systematic reviews – a foundation for good practice by Dr. Bob PhilipsOverview of methods development by Dr. Andrew BoothShowcase of ScHARR workAn introduction to Rapid Review Methods by Fiona Campbell/Louise PrestonMetho
Telecare Project Manager Vacancy in London
Project Manager opportunity: Hackney, London. They are looking to improve their telecare programme; designing and implementing telecare systems, working as part of a team and problem solving abilities. For further information please click here. You can apply via their website.Please note the closing date is this WEDNESDAY 21st MAY, 2014.

MAY 19

The technology of the future event, is part of 'Life: A festival of health, from head to toe
What? This event is a celebration of the work that the University of Sheffield's medicine, dentistry and health researchers are doing to improve people's lives.Where? Medical School foyer and cafe, Beech Hill Road, S10 2RXWhen? Wednesday 21 May 5-8pmWho? Anyone can come along. It is hoped that there will be something for people of all ages with any level of knowledge about the subject. It may be p
New project: Evaluation of Self Management in Diabetes (ESMiD)
Hasan Basarir, John Brazier, Jill Carlton and Donna Rowen have been successful in securing a new award to carry out research into the value placed on self-management support by patients with diabetes.The Health Foundation, an independent healthcare charity, has made three awards totalling £480,000 to the Universities of Aberdeen, Sheffield and York to generate new knowledge into this area. The aim
Is Sugar a Bigger Public Health Threat than Heroin?
Experts are calling for a tax on ‘addictive’ sugar and WHO wants us to half our sugar intake. John Mooney, from the School of Health & Related Research, will present the case for regulation of this deadly white powder. Book your free ticket at Life: A festival of health, from head to toe This event is part of ‘Life: A festival of health, from hea

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