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October 17, 2006

Gaps as Important as Content in New NHS Ethnic Minority Health Electronic Library

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000233377/

The Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt is to launch a new NHS Electronic Library for Ethnicity and Health at Portcullis House in Westminster on Monday 23rd of October – but this will be a library in which the gaps in knowledge are almost as important as its content.

The web-based library, created by researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick and De Montfort University in Leicester, will provide the first such resource in Europe. It will bring together quality assured research from around the world to help professionals and the public access the very best available medical evidence relevant to minority ethnic groups & cultures.


£9.5 Million Programme to Encourage Manufacturing Innovation Awarded to University of Warwick

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE10000002271/

The University of Warwick has been awarded almost £10 million to develop partnerships with industry to encourage the development of innovative new products and processes in health care and eco-friendly vehicles.

The Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (WIMRC) has been given £9.5 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to support innovative research projects over the next five years. The Centre will focus its work on encouraging innovation in the areas of healthcare and intelligent and eco-friendly vehicles. These are crucial areas for the UK economy and particularly for the UK manufacturing sector and they will have significant impact on our daily lives.


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