NEW IMAGING STUDY COULD MAKE DIAGNOSING ENDOMETRIOSIS QUICKER AND MORE ACCURATE
Endometriosis is a common inflammatory condition affecting 1 in 10 women (1.5 million in the UK), associated with painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. It is believed to be due to tissue that resembles the lining of the womb sticking to areas outside the uterus, usually in the pelvis. A new research study launches to investigate whether a 20-minute imaging scan can detect the most common types of endometriosis, which currently require surgery to diagnose.
Welcome to the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health. Our multi-disciplinary department has 85 years experience innovating, teaching, pioneering and evolving women's health. Our core purpose is to advance women's and reproductive health through research and teaching, and to improve the quality and delivery of women's healthcare across the globe.
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Study with us - We offer two postgraduate research programmes: a two year MSc by Research and a three year DPhil. These involve students undertaking independent research in their chosen area under the supervision of two or more experts in the field. In addition we offer a one year taught MSc in Clinical Embryology. Applications are still open for entry in 2022-23.
The department's worldwide acclaimed research covers four main themes; Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics. We also run a range of clinical trials from women who are not currently pregnant, to those in the first trimester of pregnancy and onward, as well as general women's health studies.
Experts in Women's Health - We have over 160 members in our department spread across eight sites in Oxford, consisting of post-graduate students, academic and research staff and professional staff. Our people are our life-blood and we are committed to ensuring they feel valued and nurtured as part of the Women's & Reproductive Health community.
Dame Lesley Regan appointed as first Women's Health Ambassador for England.
Congratulations to Prof Dame Lesley Regan who will work to improve the health & care provided to women as well as help to implement the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy. Read more here
Machine Learning-Based Risk Stratification for Gestational Diabetes Management
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The ‘separation sign’: a novel ultrasound sign for ruling-out a diagnosis of placenta accreta spectrum.
COLLINS S. et al, (2022), Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lovegrove CE. et al, (2022)