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News in Brief February 2018

A round up of the latest news in February from the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences.

Biomedical Laboratories
On 27 November, the Nutrition and Dietetic Group at Leeds Beckett University hosted a successful employer engagement event. All three NHS organisations within Leeds showcased their work and job roles to generate interest in dietetics with potential students, who were visiting from schools and sixth form colleges in Leeds, the wider Yorkshire region and further afield, such as London.
Work from Biomedical Sciences PhD students Sabrina Werner and Peter Cussell was presented at the Pharmacology 2017 Conference in London from 11-13 December. Following this, their peer reviewed abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the British Pharmacological Society.
Congratulations to students Nichole Yam (Year 1 MSc Occupational Therapy) and Andrew Phillips (Year 2 BSc Hons Physiotherapy), who gained two of the 90 places on the national Student Leadership Programme 2018. The programme offers innovative ways for developing leadership in future healthcare professionals, offering exposure to leadership training, networking and mentoring.
On 31 January, Dr Peter Francis held an interactive seminar, “Running from Injury”, discussing why runners get injured and sharing knowledge of how we stop it. The sold out event was open to runners, coaches, clinicians, scientists and members of the general public. The full seminar can be watched here.
It has been announced that a one-day research symposium will be hosted by the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group at Leeds Beckett University. Taking place on Tuesday 24 April, the event organised by PhD candidate Hannah Wilson and Dr Peter Francis will see delegates hear from three subject experts; Professor Mark Johnson from Leeds Beckett University, Professor Jamie McPhee from Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Brian Carson from the University of Limerick, whom will all speak about their latest research.
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