Research at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Translational interdisciplinary medical, dental and biomedical research with global impact, from the lab to the clinic and the community
Derriford Research Facility - opening symposium
Join us to celebrate the opening of the Derriford Research Facility – the prestigious, new headquarters of the University of Plymouth’s Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMED).
This all-day event will feature invited key-note speakers and showcase ITSMED's world-class clinical and biomedical research.Registration and further information on the symposium
On behalf of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PU PSMD), it is my pleasure to introduce you to our world-class research and innovation.
Ranked first for research outputs in Clinical Medicine in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we are an exciting, dynamic, rapidly expanding research operation with a reputation for exceptional quality. Our capabilities have been further enhanced by the construction of the Derriford Research Facility, a £17 million investment into the University’s biomedical research infrastructure, which will provide additional state-of-the-art laboratories for PU PSMD researchers and our partners.
This facility forms part of and is the headquarters for our flagship Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMED), where research into the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and preventative approaches is driven by our Biomedical Research Group and Clinical Trials and Population Studies Group,
focusing on our core research themes of Cancer,
Neuroscience and Infection,
Immunity, Inflammation and cross-cutting Diagnostics,
Trials and Public
Our high-impact, interdisciplinary Community and Primary Care Research, connects researchers, expertise and activity across both ITSMed and the University’s Institute for Health and Community (IHC), to investigate and evaluate treatments and preventative approaches across the healthcare sector.Our research across health and medicine is enabled by the University of Plymouth’s UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU).
Our Healthcare Education and Assessment Research, led by the Internationally renowned team at CAMERA (Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment), facilitates improvements in patient safety and engagement through evidence-based professional education.
Central to our continuing success are the key partnerships, particularly with neighbouring University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, facilities and services that underpin our research and innovation activity, our skilled and dedicated academic, research, professional services and administrative staff and our exceptional research students.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Professor Adrian Taylor Associate Dean for Research
Professor Adrian Taylor - Associate Dean for Research at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry
PUPSMD research news
- Plymouth researcher co-authors landmark study on malaria – new findings could contribute to vaccine 9 April 2018
- New bus to raise awareness of world-leading research 3 April 2018
- 30-day project to fund pulmonary rehab centre in Uganda 1 April 2018
- HRH The Princess Royal to open life-changing health and medical research facility 21 March 2018
- New research sheds light on underlying cause of stroke 15 March 2018
PU PSMD research seminars and events
- Repair Schwann cells in nerve injury 25 April 2018 16:30 - 17:30
- Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine – Derriford Research Facility Opening Symposium 16 May 2018 09:30 - 16:35
- Adventures in Mycobacterial Drug Discovery: tackling the real Beast from the East 17 May 2018 16:30 - 17:30
- Laboratory Tour 13 June 2018 16:00 - 18:00
- Laboratory Tour 12 September 2018 16:00 - 18:00
- Laboratory Tour 14 November 2018 16:00 - 18:00
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2018 'The use of cost-utility analysis for the evaluation of caries prevention: an exploratory case study of two community-based public health interventions in a high-risk population in the UK' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35, (1) 30-36 , DOI
2018 UMbRELLA: Evaluating the regulatory impacts of medical revalidation – final report. General Medical Council