NIHR GHRGN Covid-19 Studies

NIHR GHRGN is collaborating with the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery on two studies:

– The CovidSurg Cohort study is focusing on SARS-CoV-2 positive patients undergoing surgery and will examine their outcomes.

– The CovidSurg-Cancer study is focusing on patients with a tumour that requires surgical treatment during the pandemic. It will examine the outcomes of patients operated but also the outcomes of patients who are experiencing delays in receiving surgery.

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NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma

is inviting institutions to join a prospective, multi-centre, international cohort study of outcomes following emergency surgery for TBI:


Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study


OBECTIVE: Compare outcomes for emergency surgery for traumatic brain injury between high and low Human Development Index (HDI) countries.

WHEN: Any 30 day recruitment period between October 2018 and 31st December 2019 for all patients receiving emergency surgery for TBI during that period.

WHO: Any institution performing emergency surgery for TBI worldwide. Teams can consist of a mix of neurosurgeons, general surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, trainees and medical students (up to 4 people).




The Foundation for Medical Education and Research "MEDITECH" (COLOMBIA), the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital (USA) and the Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma from the University of Cambridge (UK) develop this partnership to support the International Fellowship Program in Neurotrauma and Global Neurosurgery.

Neurosurgeons from low and middle income countries with basic proficiency in English are encouraged to apply.

The International Neurotrauma Fellowship is a combined academic effort certified by Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital in the United States, the Global Health Research Group in Neurotrauma of the University of Cambridge and the Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Emergency and Disasters in Colombia.

This clinical and research fellowship is based in Colombia and has an international research component based in Cambridge (UK) and Phoenix (USA). This program will provide a unique global health training experience and the ability to obtain expertise in the management of adult and pediatric Neurotrauma patients at a worldwide level.

During the clinical part of the fellowship, the fellow will work full time in Colombia treating acute and chronic neurosurgical disorders related to cranial and spinal neurotrauma. The fellow will participate in advanced research activities as part of the research component of the program within the collaborations with the Barrow Neurological Institute at PCH in USA and the University of Cambridge in UK.

The opportunity to learn the management of neurotrauma in different environments is something that has been advocated by experts and by the World Health Organization (WHO). This fellowship program has been designed to fill gaps in specialized medical training. Fellows will be exposed to global neurosurgery activities, neurotrauma critical care, neurosurgery and clinical research.

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