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Recipients:
University College London
Amounts:
£500 - £1,000
£5,000 - £10,000
Award Year:
2007

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'PhD Training Programme in the History of Medicine' to be held at the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL from October 2007 to June 2008. 05 Oct 2007

Meeting: PhD Training Programme in the History of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre, UCL, London We propose to hold a series of one-day workshops as outlined below, to be jointly staffed by academics and administrators from Oxford Brookes university and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. Since academics will give freely of their time, the Trust will gain a national training programme at considerably less cost than for other funding councils.

Amount: £5,400
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London

'The importance of medical history: Transnational and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi-faceted discipline' conference to be held in Mumbai, India from 15th to 17th November 2007. 17 Oct 2007

The importance of medical history: Trans-national and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi-faceted discipline The proposed meeting will be the first of its type in the South Asian sub-continent - dealing with the important questions of historical method and historiography, from trans-national and cross-disciplinary perspectives; it will allow the audience access to a plethora of perspectives on how to study HOM. The projected audience will be university and college teaching, research and administrative staff of all grades, we well as undergraduate and post-graduate students, doctors, print and TV journalists, and independent researchers. A number of well-known scholars have agreed to attend the meeting, as they acknowledge the usefulness of an event like this in popularising HOM in an important education centre in Asia. These academics, who are attached to a number of Wellcome Trust-funded units, will draw upon an important item of their research - dealing with Europe, North America, Asia and further afield - to develop trans-national perspectives of how to study HOM. This meeting will engender a lot of discussion, which is critically important for an endeavour that seeks to provide new insights to post-and under-graduate teachers about important international developments in the discipline, and the most effective ways of teaching and carrying out research. Themes to be covered: History of pharmacology; Anatomy; Global trade and medicine; Medical genetics and gender; Medicine in the early modern period; Public health in 19th and 20th centuries; Global health programmes and disease eradication; War and medicine; International perspectives on rabies; Scottish doctors and British empire; Obstetrics and surgery; Cross-disciplinary perspectives on leprosy and empire; Hospitals; Medicine and 'witchcraft' in the early modern period; Healthcare in colonial Mumbai/India; Health of industrial labour; Oral histories of contemporary medicine and biological science; History of medical practice and multiple meanings of health.

Amount: £600
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London

Electrophysiological and imaging studies of hite mechanisms underlying brain white matter pathology. 10 Oct 2007

Electrophysiological and imaging studies of mechanisms underlying brain white matter pathology This project will investigate in depth the mechanisms leading to oligodendrocyte damage in pathological conditions, and some properties of oligodendrocyte precursor cells relevant to normal myelination during development and to remyelination in pathological conditions.

Amount: £5,430
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London

Modulation of axonal spike generation and propagation. 10 Oct 2007

Modulation of axonal spike generation and propagation Axonal action potentials are the main output signal of neurons and the basis for neuronal computation and signalling. Although regarded as all-or-non reaction, the propagation and shape of the action potential is modulated and dependent on axonal properties like diameter and ion channel composition. The aim of the project is to investigate the influence of axonal ion channels which are modulated by neurotransmitters (KCNQ, GABAA) on the propagation of the action potential in Purkinje cells of the cerebellum.

Amount: £9,637
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London

'The importance of medical history: Transnational and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi-faceted discipline' conference to be held in Mumbai, India from 15th to 17th November 2007. 23 Mar 2007

The importance of medical history: Trans-national and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi-faceted discipline The proposed meeting will be the first of its type in the South Asian sub-continent - dealing with the important questions of historical method and historiography, from trans-national and cross-disciplinary perspectives; it will allow the audience access to a plethora of perspectives on how to study HOM. The projected audience will be university and college teaching, research and administrative staff of all grades, we well as undergraduate and post-graduate students, doctors, print and TV journalists, and independent researchers. A number of well-known scholars have agreed to attend the meeting, as they acknowledge the usefulness of an event like this in popularising HOM in an important education centre in Asia. These academics, who are attached to a number of Wellcome Trust-funded units, will draw upon an important item of their research - dealing with Europe, North America, Asia and further afield - to develop trans-national perspectives of how to study HOM. This meeting will engender a lot of discussion, which is critically important for an endeavour that seeks to provide new insights to post-and under-graduate teachers about important international developments in the discipline, and the most effective ways of teaching and carrying out research. Themes to be covered: History of pharmacology; Anatomy; Global trade and medicine; Medical genetics and gender; Medicine in the early modern period; Public health in 19th and 20th centuries; Global health programmes and disease eradication; War and medicine; International perspectives on rabies; Scottish doctors and British empire; Obstetrics and surgery; Cross-disciplinary perspectives on leprosy and empire; Hospitals; Medicine and 'witchcraft' in the early modern period; Healthcare in colonial Mumbai/India; Health of industrial labour; Oral histories of contemporary medicine and biological science; History of medical practice and multiple meanings of health.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London