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Queen Elizabeth II leaving the Medical School following the opening of the Queen's Medical Centre in 1977

50 Blogs for 50 Years

To celebrate the 50th birthday of Medicine at Nottingham, we're writing a blog for every year.

The 50 Blogs
Blog NumberBlog PostAuthorRelease Date
#1 50 at 50 Dean's Blog

Professor Brigitte Scammell,
Dean of the School of Medicine

25 September 2020
#2 A message from the MedSoc President

Pascal Vogiaridis,
President of MedSoc

2 October 2020
#3 Mental Health and Medical Students

Issy Walker,
Fourth year medical student

9 October 2020
#4 Making the First Cut - Increasing Diversity in Surgical Careers

The First Cut Team

16 October 2020
#5 Black History Month and Diversifying Medicine

Keya Pindolia,
MedSoc BME Officer

23 October 2020
#6 Celebrating Diversity

Titobiloluwa Coker,
Afro-Caribbean Medical Network

30 October 2020
#7 Sir Peter Rubin: Overcoming challenges and embracing opportunities

Sir Peter Rubin,
Professor of Therapeutics at Nottingham 1987 to 2014,
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 1997 to 2003,
Chair of the General Medical Council 2009 to 2014

6 November 2020
#8 Students responding to 999 calls in Nottingham

James Conlan,
UoN First Responder

16 November 2020
#9 The First Year of Graduate Entry Medicine

Dr Julie Carson,
PBL Facilitator and Graduate Entry Medicine Graduate 2007

20 November 2020
#10 Reflections on directing the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme and being a Welsh sheepdog during the pandemic

Professor Hywel Williams,
Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

27 November 2020
#11 PRIMIS – Transforming primary care data


4 December 2020
#12 How Dr Lindsey Davies is inspiring the next generation of doctors

Calum Heslop
Third year medical student

14 December 2020
#13 Raising the stakes in medical education

Dr Nicola Cooper
Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Education

11 January 2021
#14 Integrating clinical care, research and education in the management of older women with breast cancer Professor Kwok-Leung Cheung,
Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education
15 January 2021
#15 Innovations in Medical Education Conference Professor Alistair Warren
Vice-Dean Early Years and BMedSci (Lincoln) and professor of Anatomical Science
22 January 2021
#16 The life and times of Professor David Walker Professor David Walker
Professor of Paediatric Oncology
29 January 2021
#17 LGBT+ History Month Dr Stevie Agius,
Assistant Professor in Medical Education
5 February 2021
#18 Utilising your opportunities Pradipta Debnath,
Third Year Medical Student
16 February 2021
#19 PINCER - transforming healthcare The PRIMIS Team 19 February 2021
#20 No research about me without me! Welcoming the patient and public voice to research Dr Adele Horobin with Dr Carron Layfield, Dr Joanne Stocks and Ms Helen Taylor of the School of Medicine patient and public involvement working group; 26 February 2021
#21 StreetDoctors Simran Dhugga and Anjali Mehta 5 March 2021
#22 Women in Medicine – Pain Inequality: A Healthcare Bias Malaikah Mir,
Medicine student
12 March 2021
#23 Graduate Entry Medicine, A Different Kind of Freedom Simon Matthews,
Graduate Entry Medicine student
19 March 2021
#24 Reflections on my time at Nottingham Medical School: Achieving excellence in primary care and applied health research Professor Tony Avery,
Professor of Primary Health Care and an NIHR Senior Investigator
29 March 2021
#25 UoN First Responders Milestone Achievement Calum Heslop,
Responder Co-ordinator
12 April 2021
#26 Coping with Illness in the Digital Era: The Role of Online Peer Support Professor Neil Coulson,
Professor of Health Psychology
16 April 2021
#27 Transforming health care of older people Professor John Gladman,
Professor of the Medicine of Older People
23 April 2021
#28 Dean's Symposium: Transformative inclusion: The future of Healthcare The 50 30 Team 30 April 2021
#29 The experience of undertaking CP1 during the Covid-19 pandemic Julia Cox,
Medicine student
7 May 2021
#30 Developing as an Early Career Researcher Lauren V Hadley,
Hearing Sciences – Scottish Section, Mental Health and Clinical Neurosciences
14 May 2021
#31 Covid-19: Looking after your mental health Krishna Savadia,
Medical Student
24 May 2021
#32 Tamra's Notes Tamra Nathan, Medical student 28 May 2021
#33 Inaugural FMed Conference, May 2021 Dr. Sara Smith, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Science, Course Lead Foundation Year to Medicine 25 June 2021
#34 Introducing the new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine Professor Neil Coulson 02 July 2021
#35 Transforming healthcare: High explosive treatment for treatment of stroke Professor Philip M Bath 09 July 2021
#36 A message from the incoming MedSoc President Sanjana Mamidipalli, MedSoc President 30 July 2021
#37 Lincoln Medical School Professor Danny McLaughlin, Associate Dean of Medicine at Lincoln Medical School 6 August 2021
#38 Reflections on a year of Covid-19 from a clinical academic perspective Professor Charlotte Bolton, Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine 3 September 2021
#39 Care Leavers and Higher Education David Bull, Medical student 24 September 2021
#40 Life Lessons From A Current Medical Student Aymara Suarez-Sotomayor, Medical student 8 October 2021
#41 Nottingham, a centre of excellence for stroke rehabilitation research Professor Marion Walker, Emeritus Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation and Emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator 14 October 2021
#42 Optimising newborn care to achieve to better health for a better future Shalini Ojha, Clinical Associate Professor in Neonatal Medicine 29 October 2021
#43 Alumni 40th Year Reunion Tour at the Medical School Julie Hall, Project and Implementation Officer in the School of Medicine  3 December 2021
#44 Ian Hall: Reflections on 35 Years in Medicine Professor Ian Hall, Director of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Molecular Medicine 10 December 2021
#45 Standing on the shoulders of giants Professor Dominick Shaw, Professor of Respiratory Medicine 17 December 2021
#46 As the School of Medicine reaches middle age, it’s time to think about ageing Professor Adam Gordon, Professor of the Care of Older People at the University of Nottingham and President Elect of the British Geriatrics Society 6 January 2022
#47 Myth, Medicine, and the Marginalised Professor Guruprasad Aithal,

Deputy Director and Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders Theme Lead, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre

14 January 2022
#48 Modern Medicine: Miraculous or Monstrous? Professor Chris Denning, Professor of Stem Cell Biology, Director of the UoN Biodiscovery Institute, Academic Lead for the UoN Covid Asymptomatic Testing Service and Director of the BHF Centre for Regenerative Medicine 21 January 2022
#49 Students for Global Health Paulomi Sengupta, Medicine Student 28 January 2022
#50 Dean's Closing Blog Professor Brigitte Scammell,
Dean of the School of Medicine
11 March 2022

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