The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) is a vibrant multi-disciplinary department focusing on musculoskeletal and immunological diseases, from bench to bedside.
NDORMS is the largest European academic department in its field and runs a globally competitive programme of research and teaching, supported by a grants portfolio worth £85 million.
The department, headed by Professor Andrew Carr, comprises about 400 staff including around 90 graduate students and more than 30 professors, several university lecturers and senior researchers supported by prestigious awards.
NDORMS has two institutes - the Botnar Research Centre, on the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) site, and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology on the Old Road Campus - as well as a number of world-renowned units, including the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education.
The Botnar Research Institute provides a unique setting in which basic science researchers, statisticians and clinical trials experts interact with clinician scientists, to translate new experimental medicines and surgical designs into successful treatments. Strongly connected to the NOC, the Botnar Research Centre provides crucial access to patients and human samples, as well as the ability to undertake numerous clinical and surgical trials.
The Kennedy Institute carries out basic and clinical research in chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases including arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. The Kennedy Institute is world famous for its development of anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of the chronic debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis, which has improved the lives of millions of patients.