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“Funding and fellowships: insights from an NIHR Career Development Fellow” with Dr Emma Frew

Hello ECRAGers! In November’s meeting we were lucky to have Dr. Emma Frew, reader in Health Economics, guiding us through the NIHR fellowships application process. The session was filled with practical examples that Emma drew from her experience as a member of the NIHR panel and as a NIHR fellow herself.  If you plan to… Continue reading “Funding and fellowships: insights from an NIHR Career Development Fellow” with Dr Emma Frew

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The reason for the productivity gap in female academics is…. Not what you think!

Researchers are supposed to question everything (even our own presumptions), because ultimately, we can’t deny the facts.  Though I’m finding this easier said than done with the recent Women in Medicine and Science (WAMS) event I attended! Female academics, on average, produce fewer articles than male academics [1].  The ‘common sense’ understanding would be that… Continue reading The reason for the productivity gap in female academics is…. Not what you think!

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Research using electronic medical records: The Health Improvement Network (THIN)

Routinely collected electronic medical records are an important resource for researchers. They offer a relatively cheaper, faster and more accessible alternative to costly epidemiological studies which recruit patients. The Health Improvement Network (THIN) is a database of anonymised electronic primary care medical records which can be accessed through the University of Birmingham.   The THIN… Continue reading Research using electronic medical records: The Health Improvement Network (THIN)