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Medical pathways and thought for food: News from the College


A young student learns how to operate an ultrasound scanner

Here’s a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

It’s been a busy week of news at Imperial, and it’s not letting up quite yet. From a new programme opening doors into the medical profession, to an exploration of nutrition research at the College, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Pathways to Medicine

Budding medics from schools across London have been given a unique insight into life as a medical student at Imperial.

Pathways to Medicine is a three-year long programme which aims to improve opportunities in Medicine for state-school students from low and middle-income homes. The programme consists of a range of initiatives that run throughout Year 11 and Sixth Form to help students make strong and informed applications to study medicine at university.

This week, the cohort have been participating in a week-long summer school, giving them the opportunity participate in clinical skills workshops, medical simulation, problem-based learning and other activities that give them the experience of being a medical student.

Pathways to Medicine is delivered by Imperial in partnership with the Sutton Trust, Health Education England and the Medical Schools Council.

  • Students take part in the Pathways to Medicine event
  • A student learns how to operate an ultrasound scanner

National Gallery appointment

Professor Molly StevensPrime Minister Theresa May has appointed Imperial’s Professor Molly Stevens to the National Gallery’s Board of Trustees.

Professor Stevens, of Imperial’s Departments of Materials and Bioengineering, is a leading expert on regenerative medicine. Her group designs biomaterials for regenerative medicine and biosensing, focussing on stem cells and tissue and bone regeneration. Her research has been recognised by over 20 awards, including the 2017 Harrison Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Thought for food

Dr Marisa MiraldoImperial’s Nutrition and Food Network brings together over 80 experts in fields as diverse as medicine, psychology, economics and engineering, all of whom are working to unlock new insights into the human relationship with food.

In the Business School, Dr Marisa Miraldo, Associate Professor in Health Economics, is aiming to move from personalised healthcare to personalised prevention by exploring interventions to encourage better eating that are tailored to an individual’s behavioural type. Meanwhile, in the Dyson School of Design Engineering, lecturer Dr Weston Baxter is examining eating behaviours, with a view to understanding how they are influenced by design.

You can learn more about the work of these researchers and others from across the College in our long-form feature, Thought for food: Nutrition research at Imperial.

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  • Main image and Pathways to Medicine photos: Thomas Angus


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