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Exercise to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable people in Bradford

The Digital Health Enterprise Zone are working with the Bradford Bulls Foundation to support Bradford’s vulnerable communities. Continue reading >>>


The world’s first Covid-19 vaccine booster jab administered at DHEZ on June 1st 

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Making a point: the rise in demand for phlebotomy skills due to pandemic

The University is hosting a series of two-day training sessions for healthcare professionals and anyone who wishes to undertake professional phlebotomy training.

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Student practicing taking blood

University awarded Small Business Charter status and praised for supporting businesses and students

‘School of Management is vital part of local economy and community’ says CEO

University of Bradford’s School of Management has been granted Small Business Charter status for its outstanding work with local businesses and creating employment opportunities for students.

The Small Business Charter is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools. It celebrates business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship and is only granted after rigorous assessment.

Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Head of the School of Management, said he was thrilled by the news.

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COVID vaccine supply is causing an EU crisis – so what’s being done to speed up production?

Dr Liz Brien, Director of DHEZ co-authors this atricle from The Conversation

The EU has a vaccine shortage problem. AstraZeneca pledged earlier this month to supply 2 million doses a week to the UK, but has also said it will cut deliveries to the EU from 80 million doses to 31 million during the first quarter of 2021.

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New Digital Health Enterprise Zone director sets out bold plan for cutting edge research and teaching

Specialist centre generates state of the art research to advance the digital health agenda

Dr Liz Breen from the University of Bradford has been named as the new director of the campus-based Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ). Continue reading >>>

‘World first’ as mass Covid-19 vaccine trial begins in Bradford

Type of Project: NHS use of office space

Project Lead: Helen Horsman

Project Summary: DHEZ hosting one of the world’s first mass Covid-19 vaccine trials

US biotechnology company Novavax worked with Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), part of the Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (BTHFT), to begin trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the DHEZ.

The trial involves 500 recruits (and another 600 at a site in Leeds), with 50 people given the vaccine per day. Volunteers are given two doses of the vaccine, one on their first day and a second on day 21. They will then be monitored for 12 months. A total of 10,000 people will take part in the ‘Phase 3’ trial, including at other sites, across the UK.

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