OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4536 Thursday 27 January 2000 Vol. 130

New uses for Ramipril offer hope to `high-risk' patients : Scientists from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine have announced the results of a major study that point to new applications for the drug Ramipril.

OMIA: the latest `spin out' company : The University has announced its nineteenth spin-out company, Oxford Medical Image Analysis (OMIA) Limited, which will develop and commercialise standard solutions to medical imaging problems in a range of clinical settings, including cardiology, neurology, and oncology.

Oxford magnet generates world record : The Clarendon Laboratory has enhanced its reputation as the UK's leading centre for research into high magnetic fields with the acquisition of a new superconducting magnet, made by Oxford Instruments Ltd.

New Pro-Vice-Chancellors announced : Four Pro-Vice-Chancellors have now been appointed, in line with the recommendations of the Joint Working Party on Governance.

Sixth-formers join battle against meningitis : An Oxford University scientist has been awarded a grant of £162,500 by the Wellcome Trust to carry out the first phase of the largest study to date in this country into the carriage of the meningococcus amongst young people, involving over 15,000 sixth-formers.

New Visiting Professor of American History : Timothy Hall Breen, William Smith Mason Professor of American History and co-chair of the Department of History at Northwestern University, has been elected to the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professorship of American History 2000–1.

Library appointment: Mr Reg Carr, Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian, has been elected to the chair of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), an international consortium of the world's principal scholarly research support institutions. Mr Carr is the first non-North American Library Director to be elected in the consortium's 25 year history.

New Year's Honours award: Dr Sian Meryl Griffiths, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health Medicine, has been awarded the OBE in Her Majesty's New Year's Honours for services to public health.

Correction: The photograph on the front of last week's Gazette [no. 4535, p. 615], captioned `Dr Keyna O'Reilly', was a picture of Professor Carol Robinson. Dr O'Reilly is not a Fellow of St Anne's College, as stated in the article, but a former graduate student. A corrected version of the article is available at: info.ox.ac.uk/gazette/1999-00/weekly/200100/s tory_1.htm

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