Med-Chi Lectures: HPV vaccine – the sun sets on cervical cancer & my career

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 2nd February
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Professor Maggie Cruickshank, Director of NHS Grampian Research & Development

Professor Maggie Cruickshank graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1985. She was recently appointed Director of NHS Grampian Research and Development. She has a programme of research in pre-invasive disease of the lower genital tract with a focus on Human Papillomavirus infection (HPV) and  cervical screening. As honorary consultant gynaecologist, she leads the colposcopy and specialist vulva disorders services.

All are welcome to come to this talk. A finger buffet will be available from 6.30 pm and tea and coffee will be available after the meeting. Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Do you like sugar?

Sugar cubesThe Rowett Institute needs volunteers for a study looking at how sugar habits develop over time. This study will involve 4 visits to the Rowett Institute on the Foresterhill Campus (free parking available) and some self-monitoring at home. All participants will receive £30 in reimbursement for their time and effort.

This study is recruiting men and women (not pregnant) aged 18+ who would answer “YES” to at least one of the following three questions:

  • Do you regularly consume sugar in your tea/coffee? OR
  • Do you regularly consume sugary soft drinks? OR
  • Do you regularly consume sugary breakfast cereals?

Jackie_DuncanContact Jackie Duncan

Tel: 01224 438795
Email: jacqueline.duncan@abdn.ac.uk

Jackie s a Research Assistant in the Metabolic Health research group.

Med-Chi Lectures: Politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 12th January
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science with NHS Health Scotland

Dr Andrew Fraser graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1981. He was Director of Public Health in NHS Highland from 1994-1997, then Deputy Chief Medical officer in the Health Department of the Scottish Office, then Scottish Executive from 1997-2003.

Photo of Dr Andrew Fraser

Dr Andrew Fraser

He was responsible for advice on Public Health Policy, taking a particular interest in health protection matters, alcohol-related harm, health inequalities and the health of marginalised groups.

From 2003-2012, he worked in the Scottish Prison Service as Director of Health and Care.

His focus is on ways to narrow health inequalities in Scotland.

All are welcome to come to this talk. A finger buffet will be available from 6.30 pm and tea and coffee will be available after the meeting. Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Happy Christmas and New Year!

Red christmas decorationWe would like to wish all the Medical Library’s patrons and readers a very happy and relaxing festive period and new year.

The library closes at 12.00 on Friday, 23th December and re-opens after the Christmas break at 9.00 on Wednesday, 4th January. Our festive opening hours can be found on the library Opening Hours web page.

We look forward to seeing you all back here to make the most of 2017!

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

The Antibiotic Paradox: Public talk and Q&A

Wednesday 16 November 6pm
Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre

Presnted by Dr Ian M. Gould
Consultant and Service Clinical Director
Medical Microbiology, ARI

Are we losing the war against bacteria? An estimated 700,000 people lose their lives every year due to antimicrobial resistance. By 2050, this is calculated to rise to 10 million deaths per year with a loss of USD100 trillion in economic output.

This talk is hosted by the Immunology & Infectious Diseases Society and all are welcome to come. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Do you like eating potatoes? Male Volunteers wanted

PotatoesThe Rowett Research Institute
Zinc in potatoes (ZiP Study)

The Human Nutrition Unit at the institute is looking for male volunteers to help investigate whether eating naturally zinc-enriched potatoes can improve body zinc levels and health. Some Scottish diets are generally low in zinc and low zinc status can lead to health problems. The study will use potatoes that have been fortified with zinc to see whether they improve zinc status and potentially general health when eaten by volunteers. The institute is recruiting:

  • Healthy men
  • Age 18-50
  • Normal to overweight (BMI 19-35 kg/m2)
  • Not taking any long term medication or health supplements
  • Non-smokers

Contact: David Bremner
Tel: 01224 438785
Email: d.bremner@abdn.ac.uk

David is based at the Human Nutrition Unit and co-ordinates many of our nutrition studies. He will guide you through the volunteering process and answer any queries you may have.