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News from the CSM, EQUATOR Network, and our collaborators

Thank you, Doug Altman

Thank you, Doug Altman

Doug Altman did nothing short of forever changing the fields of statistics and medical research. With that, he touched the lives of thousands, if not millions of people worldwide… a handful more than those who will miss him.

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

NDORMS Publication Research

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published in the BMJ today.

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

Partial knee replacements better for many patients and cheaper for NHS

Publication Research

Researchers at CSM and NDORMS have found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee replacement, resulting in improvements in their quality of life and lower costs for the healthcare system.

CSM/OCTRU apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

CSM/OCTRU apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

Awards

Congratulations to CSM's Katie Chegwin, apprentice with the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), for being awarded the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year and Higher Apprentice Awards in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

CSM statisticians recognised at WCO-IOF-ESCEO conference

Awards NDORMS Research

Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

‘Life support’ for livers may improve transplants

NDORMS Research

Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase viable donor liver numbers, thereby lowering waiting list mortality rates, reports a paper published online this week in Nature.

Sharing experiences in best-practice clinical trial design

Sharing experiences in best-practice clinical trial design

Adaptive trial designs Publication Research

CSM statisticians published their experiences in overcoming the challenges of using adaptive designs for early phase clinical trials. These trial designs are more likely to find the right answer than traditional designs.

CSM study protocol tied for winning position at ECCO workshop

CSM study protocol tied for winning position at ECCO workshop

Adaptive trial designs Awards Research

CSM collaborator Sean O’Cathail took CEDAR, an adaptive phase I trial in rectal cancer, to a Europe-wide protocol development workshop in June 2017, where it tied for most innovative protocol.

2017 Recognition of Distinction

2017 Recognition of Distinction

Awards NDORMS

Two CSM academics are among the five NDORMS staff members honoured in 2017's Recognition of Distinction exercise

Showcasing five years of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit

Showcasing five years of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit

Research

The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit celebrates five years of running and supporting excellent clinical trials that benefit patients and improve healthcare.

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Awards

Usama Ali, medical statistician at CSM, won best presentation at the RSS Young Statisticians meeting for his work preventing falls in hospitals.

Supporting patient safety through best-practice trial design

Supporting patient safety through best-practice trial design

Adaptive trial designs Publication Research

UK statisticians and trialists reach out to the clinical trial community in an awareness-raising paper published this week as a first step in changing practice. They promote the use of adaptive designs in early-phase clinical trials to improve trial efficiency, which will benefit patients.

EQUATOR Network honoured by the Council of Science Editors

EQUATOR Network honoured by the Council of Science Editors

Awards EQUATOR

We take great pride in announcing that the EQUATOR Network has won the Council for Science Editors’ 2017 Award for Meritorious Achievement.

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2017

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2017

General

International Clinical Trials Day helps to raise awareness of clinical trials and recognises everyone involved in and affected by trials – researchers, clinicians, statisticians, patient participants, funders and the wider public. Here at NDORMS, the Centre for Statistics in Medicine celebrated how statistics underpin every element of a trial and how we all work together to make a difference in patients’ lives.

CSM, past and future

CSM, past and future

General

Celebrating 20 years of excellence with Doug Altman and welcoming the future

NIHR Fellowships for CSM and NDORMS

NIHR Fellowships for CSM and NDORMS

Awards NDORMS

CSM congratulates medical statistician Stephen Gerry on being awarded one of this year's NIHR Doctoral Fellowships, one of three successful NDORMS applications.

Recognition of Distinction 2016

Recognition of Distinction 2016

Awards General NDORMS

We are delighted to announce that two CSM staff have been recognised in this year's Recognition of Distinction Awards made by the University of Oxford.

Taking research to the next level with EQUATOR Publication School

Taking research to the next level with EQUATOR Publication School

EQUATOR

Twenty researchers and clinicians joined the UK EQUATOR Centre for a week-long journey to create well-reported, clear research with an impact beyond academia.

Global experts adopt new guidelines for health data analysis

Global experts adopt new guidelines for health data analysis

EQUATOR Publication Research

Raising the bar in terms of research excellence - the best studies analysing public health data will soon get better.

Public policy needs a solid base of impartially reported, well-contextualised statistics

Public policy needs a solid base of impartially reported, well-contextualised statistics

Royal Statistical Society

Sir Andrew Dilnot of the UK Statistics Authority drew gasps and laughs as he exposed internal and media biases with public policy statistics at the Oxford local chapter of the Royal Statistical Society, emphasising the crucial role of statisticians and social scientists in public policy.

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