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    PLINY Study

    ‘Putting Life in Years’ (PLINY) telephone friendship groups research study: pilot randomised controlled trial.
    Danny Hind, Rebecca Gossage-Worrall, Cindy Cooper, Saleema Rex and Stephen Walters, along with the Chief Investigator Professor Gail Mountain (Health Services Research) and other colleagues in ScHARR and elsewhere have recently been involved in the analysis and reporting of a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to assess the feasibility of a trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone befriending for the maintenance of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in older people.

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    Booster RCT

    Danny Hind, Munya Dimario, Cindy Cooper and Stephen Walters, along with the Chief Investigator Professor Liddy Goyder (in Public Health) and other colleagues in ScHARR and Sheffield Hallam University have recently been involved in the analysis and reporting of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of booster interventions to sustain increases in physical activity in middle-aged adults in deprived urban neighbourhoods.

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    A word from the Director

    Welcome to the first of a series of newsletters from the Design, Trials and Statistics (DTS) section at the University of Sheffield. We are aiming to communicate with many people - colleagues and collaborators, clients and research funding bodies, potential and previous students.

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    CTRU staff co-applicants in successful £1.9 million research grant

    Mike Bradburn and Danny Hind of the CTRU in partnership with colleagues from the Sheffield Health and Social Care Consortium and the Chief Investigator Professor Richard Holt (from the University of Southampton) were successful in being awarded a prestigious £1.9 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme.

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    Why are adaptive designs not routinely implemented in publicly funded setting?

    Munya Dimairo, a medical statistician within the DTS section, has been awarded a highly regarded three–year NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake methodological research into the utility of adaptive designs in publicly funded trials.

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    Streaking Meerkats take on the Sheffield Half Marathon

    Karen Beck, Section Administrator in DTS will be running the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 6 April 2014 as part of a team of over 30 runners.  The team, Streaking Meerkats are fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and SITraN.

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    Conference News

    DTS was well represented at the 2nd UK Clinical Trials Methodology Conference: Methodology Matters, in November 2013 in Edinburgh. This conference highlighted the important clinical trials methodological research that DTS staff are working on. 

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    Corn plasters good for feet!

    Staff in DTS (Mike Bradburn and Stephen Walters), along with Professor Wesley Vernon and Dr Lisa Farndon, and Professor Simon Dixon (in HEDS) have recently been involved in the analysis and reporting of randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of salicylic acid plasters compared with usual scalpel debridement for the treatment of corns.

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    MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications

    The MSc Statistics with Medical Applications (SwMA), taught jointly by the (SoMaS) School of Mathematics and Statistics and staff in DTS, is a Master’s level degree in medical statistics aimed at those who wish to pursue careers as a statistician in the health sector and at those who wish to continue with academic research.

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    Celebrating 25 years of CONI

    Mike Campbell, ScHARR's Professor of Medical Statistics, recently attended an event at St James's Palace to celebrate 25 years of the Care of Next Infant (CONI) project.

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    Cluster RCT Book

    Text book authored by DTS Professors Mike Campbell and Stephen Walters for Wiley, on “How to design, analyse and report cluster randomised trials in medicine and health related research” was published in June 2014.

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    NIHR Senior Investigator Research Method Fellowships

    In conjunction with two of ScHARR’s NIHR Senior Investigators Professor Jon Nicholl and Professor Steve Goodacre, DTS’s Professor Steven Julious has been successful in obtaining two prestigious NIHR Research Methods fellowships to work on the use of adaptive designs in publicly funded RCTs, particularly emergency medicine.

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    NIHR Funding Award

    National Institute for Health Research Clinical Trials Unit (NIHR CTU) Support Funding award.

    Dr Cindy Cooper is the Director of the Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) which consists of 35 staff and attracts in excess of £3.9 million annual research income to the University.  Currently the CTRU is managing 44 live studies worth £19 million to the University. The CTRU is an outstanding ScHARR success.

  • New staff within the Design, Trials and Statistics Section

    New staff within the Design, Trials and Statistics Section

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    A comparison, adaptation and validation of lung cancer risk models

    Health researchers in Sheffield, lead by DTS’s Dr Dawn Teare, have won tens of thousands of pounds for a project to better predict people’s risk of developing lung cancer.  Details of the project were widely reported in the local media including the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Telegraph and BBC radio Sheffield.