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  Assessing the generalisability of trial findings using large orthopaedic population studies #NDORMS-2020/5
  Assoc Prof J Cook, Prof X Griffin, Assoc Prof B Ollivere
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Randomised trials (RCTs) are widely accepted as the preferred approach to evaluating health care interventions. However, the clinical relevance and generalisability of the findings are often disputed.
  Use of EUROQOL-5D (EQ-5D) in orthopaedic trauma trials #NDORMS-2020/4
  Assoc Prof J Cook, Prof X Griffin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Health related quality of life is commonly measured in clinical research studies including Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs). Perhaps the most commonly used to do this is the Euroqol-5 dimensions (EQ-5D) questionnaire (1).
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: MicroRNAs in the fat tissue – Next generation biomarkers for predicting drug-induced cardiometabolic disease
  Dr S Pushpakom, Prof M Bushell, Prof M Pirmohamed
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease (collectively called cardiometabolic disease) remain a major public health problem worldwide.
  Do the health benefits of exercise depend on medication status in type 2 diabetes?
  Prof M Davies, Dr T Yates
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The vast majority of those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are prescribed glucose lowering therapies to help manage their condition, with many taking multiple types of therapies concurrently.
  Flavonoid metabolism and cardiometabolic health
  Prof A Cassidy, Prof J Woodside
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Nutrition and reduction in risk of ill-health is currently centre stage globally, and the recent launch of the EAT-Lancet report showcased that food represents one of the greatest health and environmental challenges of the 21st century and highlighted the urgent need to focus on a high plant food diet.
  Defining disease mechanisms and treatment responses in mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) by multi-omics profiling and bioinformatical analysis
  Dr B Bax, Dr Y Jamshidi
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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Clinical trials require validated endpoint measures to provide an assessment of the success of the study treatment. The selection of trial endpoint measures for rare diseases presents considerable challenges due to low patient numbers, clinical heterogeneity and the absence of appropriate or validated endpoints.
  Augmenting Stroke-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (ASCOT) (BroomfieldNU19SF)
  Prof N Broomfield, Dr F Gracey, Prof Valerie Pomeroy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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One third of stroke survivors develop Post-Stroke Depression (PSD), one quarter post-stroke anxiety (PSA) yet few effective psychological interventions exist.
  PhD opportunities at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

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Our vision is to train PhD students to become next-generation innovators in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to Healthcare, and we are inviting excellent, suitably qualified graduates with strongest AI-related skills and strong interest in healthcare.
  PhD in Biostatistics – Methods for Quantifying the Utility of Adaptive Designs
  Prof J Wason, Dr M Grayling
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020, three years. Overview. Clinical trials provide the highest form of evidence about effectiveness of new treatments but are very expensive to conduct.
  Cathepsin Z as a novel potential biomarker for osteoporosis
  Dr D Barraclough, Prof L Ranganath
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisors. Dr. Dong Barraclough, Professor Lakshminarayan Ranganath and Professor Sobhan Vinjamuri.
  Identifying novel treatment options for ovarian carcinosarcoma
  Dr H Barker
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Location. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, University of Melbourne. Supervisors. Prof C. Scott, Dr H. Barker.
  Moving the tipping point: the decision to anticoagulate patients with atrial fibrillation
  Dr RW Wilkinson, Dr IS Siekmann, Prof G Lip, Prof P Lisboa
Applications accepted all year round

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and leads to a high risk of stroke and death.
  Precision Imaging Beacon PhD programme

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The Precision Imaging Beacon at the University of Nottingham has a mission to transform medical diagnosis and personalised treatment through world-leading advances in imaging.
  Ocular morbidity associated with Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica – PhD project (YatesMU19SF)
  Dr M Yates, Prof A MacGregor
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) often co-exists with GCA. PMR is an inflammatory condition of unknown aetiology causing shoulder and hip girdle pain and stiffness.
  Investigation of the effect of host genetic variants on subgingival microbes and gingival inflammation in gingivitis and periodontitis
  Prof L Nibali
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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Periodontal Infectogenomics studies how host genetic variants can affect the composition of the subgingival biofilm. The aim of this PhD is to test the effect of specific host genetic variants on periodontal inflammation and microbial growth in gingivitis and periodontitis.
  How does a new antimicrobial kill the fungi that invade immunosuppressed patients?
  Prof T Levine
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Hard-to-treat fungal infections are a growing problem both UK and worldwide (rates respectively 10,000 and 2M/year; mortality 40% and 25%).
  Molecular analysis of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr HL Wright, Prof RJ Moots
Applications accepted all year round

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Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) kill pathogens via the release of chromatin and anti-microbial granule enzymes in an extracellular mesh or “net”.
  Oral vitamin D spray as a novel treatment for 22q11 deletion syndrome
  Dr A McNeill, Dr C Mazzà
Applications accepted all year round

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22q11 deletion syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, affecting about 1/2500 people (as common as cystic fibrosis). It is due to a small missing piece of chromosome 22 on the long arm (q) at position 11.
  Adult outcomes after antenatal steroids
  Prof JE Harding, Prof CA Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has PhD projects assessing adult outcomes after antenatal steroids. Steroids given to women at risk of preterm birth markedly reduce the risk of serious illness in their newborn babies.
  Sleeping to boost walking recovery after stroke: SleepWalk, a PhD self-funded studentship (PomeroyVU19SF)
  Prof Valerie Pomeroy, Dr A Lazar
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Stroke survivors are disappointed by the level of walking ability they regain after stroke. They have called for better treatments as a research priority.
  SWISH (See Well to Stay In ScHool: Randomised trial of spectacle distribution to secondary school children with myopia to increase academic high school attendance rate in rural communities)
  Research Group: Centre for Public Health
  Dr V F Chan, Prof N Congdon
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

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The SWISH study (See Well to Stay In ScHool) is a Randomised trial of spectacle distribution to secondary school children with myopia to increase academic high school attendance rate in rural communities.
  Childhood outcomes after early nutritional interventions
  Prof JE Harding, Dr C McKinlay, Dr JA Brown, Assoc Prof T Wouldes
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has a PhD project assessing childhood outcomes after early nutritional trials.
  Immune phenotyping of refractory rheumatoid arthritis disease
  Prof Maya Buch, Dr S Viatte
Applications accepted all year round

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Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been transformed with the introduction of targeted therapies twenty years ago (comprising biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, bDMARDS; and the more recent small molecule JAK inhibitors).
  4-Year PhD Studentship: The Use of PET/CT for the Tracking of Positron Labelled Cell Therapies to Investigate Cell Distribution and Therapeutic Efficacy in the Diseased Lung.
  Dr T Kalber
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Primary Supervisor. Dr Tammy Louise Kalber (UCL, Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging). Secondary Supervisors. Dr Beverley Holman (Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust), Fred Wilson (GlaxoSmithKline [GSK]).
  Adapting and testing the feasibility of an enhanced community-based rehabilitation programme following hip fracture for people with dementia or cognitive impairment
  Prof N Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Proximal femoral fracture (commonly referred to as hip fracture) is a major health problem in the frail elderly [1], and 42% have cognitive impairment [2].
  Personalised surgery for colorectal cancer cure by use of fluorescence guidance- increasing safety & cancer precision
  Dr R Cahill
Applications accepted all year round

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Surgery is the best treatment for colorectal cancer, most especially for cure. It remains a major operation with considerable risks meaning that every effort should be made to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness in obtaining a complete resection.
  Investigating IGF-1 as a cancer risk factor
  Prof V Macaulay, Prof C Verrill
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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THE PROJECT. The focus of this research project is the investigation of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) as risk factors for development of cancer.
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