Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Oxford Academic Health Science Centre Launch Event

Monday, 07 April 2014

Following its designation at the end of last year, the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, which combines Oxford’s world-leading NHS Trusts and academic institutions, recently held its launch event.

The Centre will combine the institutions' individual strengths in world-class basic science, translational research, training and clinical expertise to address 21st century healthcare challenges. It will allow scientific discoveries to move rapidly from the laboratory to the ward, operating theatre and general practice, so patients benefit from innovative new treatments.

June Girvin, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences said of the Centre that it is "the first time formally we have an opportunity to come together and share our expertise and our resources in a way that has just not been possible before."