The Department has a strong research culture. The Clinical Trials Unit of the University is based in the Department and is widely involved with the conduct of a number of interdepartmental, national and multi-centre international clinical trials and more generally in raising the awareness of clinical trials on the national stage. It comprises a modern suite of rooms including conference facilities, in the new pre-clinical block. Special areas of research interest include clinical trials, tropical medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, respiratory medicine, dementia, stroke and cardiovascular diseases and rheumatology and rehabilitation. A selection of recent publications from the Department is available here. Close international collaborations exist between the department and the University of Oxford Clinical Trials Service Unit, the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Duke University.

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