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Welcome from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean
"This is an exciting time for us in the College of Medicine and Health. We know our key strength is our people – the students, staff, and supporters, whose talent and commitment help us reach new heights year-on-year. We have a proven track record of world-leading research, excellent education and high student satisfaction. Since our inception in 2010, we have seen significant growth and development, and this trajectory is set to continue as we develop new programmes and recruit world-class researchers. All of our activities have one goal in mind: to improve people’s lives, through better care, treatments, therapies and healthcare systems.
"In education, we specialise in research-led teaching and in developing socially accountable graduates who are collaborative leaders, committed to life-long scholarship for the service of patients and the public. We work closely with our healthcare collaborators in the region, to ensure we are meeting the complex needs of a changing healthcare sector. We are training tomorrow’s doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals, and supporting them to be empathic and inquisitive, and to adopt our ethos of putting people first.
"In research, we excel at swiftly translating our discoveries into new treatments and therapies that have real impact in the South West, nationally and internationally. On our research pages, you can explore some examples of the impact of our wide-ranging work, which is making a real difference to people’s lives in some of today’s greatest global health challenges. These include:
- Improving cancer diagnosis rates across the UK, leading to better survival rates
- Faster and more effective care for people with stroke in the South West
- Better diagnosis and care for people with diabetes worldwide
- Furthering dementia research and helping people live well with the disease
Professor Clive Ballard,
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and Health.