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Professor Lesley Diack and her team have been awarded funding to conduct a feasibility study to develop an e-medication alert system for people with long term conditions and their carers in Scotland.
The study aims to identify and report on the barriers, challenges, feasibility, and outcomes in implementing a national model of embedding an electronic medication alert program, eMAP, into the developing digitisation of pharmacist medication management software programs, linking the pharmacist and other health care professionals to care homes, GPs, and patients’ medical records and empowering staff and carers to become more active in managing medications.
This 9 month project is funded (£84,000) by the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) and the collaborators on the project are Professor Ron Lucchino of Emedalert LLC and Professor Alison Bowes of the University of Stirling.
This has the potential to develop a national electronic medication alert management model program to reduce health related medication adverse drug reactions by the linking of the pharmacist/GP to the care home staff and patients and carers for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
RGU researchers received a number of awards at this year’s International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence organised by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT.
The Donald Michie Award was given to Blessing Mbipom and her PhD supervisors Professor Susan Craw and Dr Stewart Massie. The best student technical paper was given to PhD student Anil Bandhakavi’s research and is supervised by Professor Nirmalie Wiratunga and Dr Stewart Massie.
A former PhD student Sid Shakya, now at BT Research Labs, is co-author of the paper winning the Rob Milne Memorial Award for best application paper.
RGU will also be presenting a paper on the AI technologies underpinning a health management mobile app. This paper is based on the EU SelfBack project that provides tailored, personalised recommendations for self-management of back pain.
The Manufacturing the Future theme is highlighting a future call for a Sandpit in New Industrial Systems. Closing Date for expressions of interest: 02 March 2017 at 16:00
Expressions of Interest are invited between UK and Chinese research groups which form a collaborative and coherent programme of work across the two countries, focusing on offshore renewable energy. Closing Date: 02 March 2017 at 16:00. Related theme: Energy
Joint UK/India Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment Call Opening Date 16th January 2017. Closing Date: No closing date . Related theme: Energy
Are you a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician who has had a career break of 2 or more years for family, caring or health reasons and wishes to return to research? If so the Daphne Jackson Trust may be able to help. Closing date for applications is 6th February 2017
Funding calls are now open for research grants from Wellbeing for Women for outstanding projects in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of Pregnancy and Childbirth, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; General Wellbeing issues such as menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis; and Gynaecological Cancers. Closing Date is 17th February 2017
Impact is not about changing the world in a single project, says Julie Bayley, winner of the ARMA 2015 Research Impact Award.
This article also appeared in Research Fortnight
DataFest is a festival of data innovation with events hosted across Scotland from 20th to 24th March 2017. Scotland is a melting pot of data innovation and the festival will further catalyse activity across the country and showcase Scotland’s leading role in data on the international stage.
For the first time, DataFest will bring a Data focused international event to Scotland, providing the opportunity to learn from renowned international speakers, case studies and best practice, while offering an unprecedented networking platform where you will be able to interact with local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts. Read more…