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News 2015

CRD SR course in Heidelberg

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

Members of CRD recently delivered our 3 day Systematic Reviews course at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Symposium on systematic reviews and meta-analysis of preclinical scientific research

Posted on Friday 20 November 2015

Alison Booth, Research Fellow at CRD, was invited to deliver a lecture on the PROSPERO database at the recent symposium on systematic reviews and meta-analysis of preclinical scientific research at Aarhus University, Denmark.

PICNICC model to undergo international assessment

Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2015

The PICNICC model is a system for doctors to determine the risk of serious infection when children who are undergoing cancer treatment present unwell with fever. We are pleased to announce that the model is now to undergo assessment in Australia.

New project on support for adults with autism

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

We are conducting a review of "low-level" services for adults with high-functioning autism as part of the DH Policy Reviews Facility.

SIOP Young Investigator award

Posted on Monday 9 November 2015

Jess Morgan, PhD student at CRD, has been granted a Young Investigator award by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).

PROSPERO registrations reach milestone

Posted on Tuesday 3 November 2015

PROSPERO, our international prospective register of systematic reviews now holds over 10,000 published records. PROSPERO is helping reduce unplanned duplication and encouraging greater information sharing and collaboration worldwide.

Childhood obesity as a predictor of morbidity in adulthood

Posted on Monday 2 November 2015

Childhood obesity is one of the most important public health challenges of the 21st century. Obese children are more likely to be obese as adults, and adult obesity is linked with an increased risk of disease such as type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But does that mean that children’s body mass index (BMI) is good at predicting these conditions in adulthood? Researchers from CRD and St George’s, University of London, conducted a systematic review to address this important issue.

New PRISMA website launched

Posted on Thursday 29 October 2015

The new Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) website includes two new PRISMA extensions that CRD has been instrumental in developing http://www.prisma-statement.org

2015 Cochrane Colloquium

Posted on Monday 26 October 2015

CRD staff Mark Corbett, Alexis Llewellyn, Mark Simmonds and Lesley Stewart presented research papers at the 23rd Cochrane Colloquium held in Vienna. Lesley also co-convened two special sessions about data sharing and Mark Simmonds ran a workshop on living Cochrane reviews.

'Research in Practice' - Leeds Children's Hospital Conference

Posted on Monday 19 October 2015

Bob Phillips, Senior Clinical Academic Fellow at CRD, was invited to deliver one of the keynote talks at the inaugural Leeds Children's Hospital Conference, on 'Research in Practice'.

Rethinking bias assessments for emergency setting trials

Posted on Monday 7 September 2015

A new review of quasi-randomisation in trials in emergency care settings by Mark Corbett and CRD colleagues has just been published in Research Synthesis Methods.

Engaging service users in major health service change

Posted on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Our Evidence Synthesis Centre has published its first Evidence Summary for decision makers. It highlights what works when engaging service users in major health service change.

Chair and Senior Research Fellow Posts in Evidence Synthesis

Posted on Friday 14 August 2015

We are currently recruiting ambitious research leaders including a Chair and two Grade 8 Senior Research Fellows in Evidence Synthesis. Closing date for applications is the 10 September 2015.

Three Fellowship positions available at CRD

Posted on Thursday 23 July 2015

We are delighted to announce that CRD has been awarded two prestigious NIHR Fellowships in Systematic Review, and that a third fellowship will be funded by the University of York.

Gastrointestinal side effects of new anticancer agents for colorectal cancer

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015

The monoclonal antibodies Cetuximab and Panitumumab are widely used internationally as part of the treatment of colorectal carcinoma. Drs Marco Miroddi and Carmelo Sterrantino, Visiting Fellows at CRD from the University of Messina, Italy, completed a systematic review with Dr Bob Phillips and colleagues to explore the likelihood and severity of gastrointestinal side effects from these new anticancer agents.

Outcomes after cardiac arrest in childhood

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Resuscitation is often attempted, but at what point, and under what circumstances do continued attempts to re-establish circulation become futile? Bob Phillips, Senior Clinical Academic at CRD, and colleagues undertook a systematic review to try and dispel the uncertainty around these questions.

"Take the frailty challenge"

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

Recognising and managing frailty in primary care

HYMS GP Paediatric Update Course

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Bob Phillips (Senior Academic Clinical Fellow, CRD) chaired a one day course for GPs at the Hull York Medical School on 6th May 2015.

Visiting Research Fellow

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

We are pleased to welcome Dr Carmelo Sterrantino to CRD.

Award for CRD academic

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2015

CRD Senior Clinical Academic Bob Phillips named SPARKS Young Investigator of the Year

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Posted on Saturday 25 April 2015

21-24 April 2015, London

CRD's work on social prescribing in the news

Posted on Thursday 9 April 2015

CRD’s work on an NIHR-funded project has been highlighted by a recent article in The Guardian.

CRD involvement at paediatric research conference

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

CRD staff helped deliver the 3rd annual Academic Paediatric Association conference on the 26th and 27th March 2015 in Leeds.

Accolade for CRD staff member

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Bob Phillips has been awarded the 'F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award 2014' for the Research Methodology Faculty.

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