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A One Health Approach to Tackle Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite which can be very dangerous to those with compromised immune systems.

On 4 April, YAS held an interdisciplinary workshop to discuss the current impact of toxoplasmosis in the UK and how we might prioritise areas for prevention and control strategies.

Several questions are driving the need for this event:

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YAS member Siobhan O’Connor receives an Impact Award from the RCN Foundation

Siobhán O’Connor, a YAS member and Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, received an Impact Award from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation recently for her research into the history of nursing informatics. She spent the last 12 months exploring the life and work of Derek Hoy, a Scottish nurse who pioneered technology in the NHS.

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Peter McColl leads the policy and research work for Nesta in Scotland. He is focused on the opportunities to integrate and adapt Nesta's work to and for Scotland. Peter has particular interests in intergenerational politics, big data, higher education, health and social care, citizens' income and participatory democracy.

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10 May 2019
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