New strategies for disease prevention and management, from infancy to old age
TGI UK Executive Director Terry Dwyer and Professor Kazem Rahimi will deliver a lecture on 13 November at the Oxford Martin School. Click here for more info.
"New strategies for disease prevention and management, from infancy to old age" by Prof Terry Dwyer and Dr Kazem Rahimi
Thursday 13 November, 3.30 – 5.00pm, Oxford Martin School, Corner of Catte and Holywell Street
There remain many unanswered questions in medical research about both the prevention and treatment of disease, but new technologies are opening up new opportunities to provide insights. One approach, in particular, the capacity to assemble and analyse very large health datasets, is underpinning the work of both speakers addressing problems at both ends of life.
Kazem Rahimi is utilising innovative digital technologies and large healthcare datasets to find better approaches to managing established cardiovascular disease including heart failure. Terry Dwyer, on the other hand, is pooling data on one million mothers and babies to help uncover causes of childhood cancer - an area where, despite considerable effort, little progress has been made over recent decades.
· Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health at the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford.
· Dr Kazem Rahimi, Associate Professor, is the Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health at the Oxford Martin School; James Martin Senior Fellow in Essential Healthcare at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford