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Sarah Purdy, Professor of Primary Care in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, has been appointed Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine.


New research has identified the mechanisms that trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. The University of Bristol study, published on 17 August in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, could have important implications for treating symptoms of brain disorders.


The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) annual report for 2014/15 has been published. It highlights their achievements against their strategic aims, as one of the most successful research active primary care research collaboratives in England.


Penny Brohn Cancer Care's Dr Helen Seers is presenting an Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative seminar on evaluating cancer survivorship services on 21 September.


Guy Robertson, Director of Positive Ageing Associates, explores how negative attitudes to ageing can affect the quality of later life.


The second Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture will be given by Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London, on 'When pathogens meet people: controlling infectious disease epidemics' on 2 November.

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Bristol Health Partners is a collaboration between the city's three NHS trusts, three clinical commissioning groups, two universities and its local authority. We aim to maximise Bristol's health research, and to transform the understanding, prevention and treatment of key health problems in Bristol.  

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Our Health Integration Teams (HITs) are cross-organisational and interdisciplinary groups. They are tackling major health priorities by working together in a new integrated way.

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