College of Medicine 2013 WHAT A YEAR! Learning and Teaching goes from strength to strength “Over 90% of our students are in employment or further education in the first year after graduation” 2012/2013 sees highest undergraduate pass rate yet with 6 Awards given for achievement National Student Satisfaction survey ranks Biochemistry at 95% and Genetics at 91% Margam laboratories refurbished for Biochemistry and Genetics teaching GEM teams brings the National All-Wales Medical and Dental Education ‘Future Directions’ Conference to Swansea Students experience international and wilderness medicine in Chili and the Gambia GMC continue to be satisfied All four years now studying together at Swansea bringing the total to 280 medics Postgraduate Research Conference a resounding success New MSc courses in Leadership and Autism up and running It’s not all work and no play though... The Eisteddfod continues to be a big success MedSoc hosts its first 4All Ball Swansea wins the Varsity 21-13 In 2011/12 we earned £7.2m... In 2012/13 we earned £11.7m! Prof. Ronan Lyons secures £2.5m from the MRC for the Farr Institute Prof. David Ford signs us up to the Big Data family with £7.96m from the ESRC EPSRC granted £500,000 to CNH and Human Computer Interactions research group to become a Global NanoHealth Hub Prof. Steve Conlan wins A4B award of £767,000 EPSRC renewed a 5-year centre grant for the UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility worth £3m Dr. Yuqin Wang secures $400,000 from BBSRC Prof. Bill Griffiths wins £687,000 from BBSRC DR CATHY THORNTON AND CALON CARDIO WIN £1.6M FROM THE TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD It’s no wonder Prof. Ian Russell’s submission to REF reported a ‘very impressive 6 years’! INNOVATION IS KEY ILS2 named winner of the Best Education Building Award by Swansea Council ILS now home to 13 Client Organisations plus an ever-growing list of Affiliates BioBreakfast Series re-launches to a full house First Minister officially opens CIPHER worth £4.3m ILS2020 programme begins Data Science Building gets the go-ahead JCRF hosts its first overnight stay clinical trial in August College welcomes ABMU staff to run JCRF Roll out the red carpet The College gets to spread its vision to visitors from near and far including... Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey MRC Chief Science Officer Declan Mulkeen Former Chairman and CEO of Sony Sir Howard Stringer Science Innovation Team of the British Consul in Chicago Jack Westwood Vice Chancellor of Federal and State Relations at Texas A&M University Guy Diedrich Wales Rugby Manager Warren Gatland We also have Government endorsements... Mark Drakeford launches ‘Help is at Hand’ Edwina Hart AM announces launch of new Swansea supercomputing hub Welsh Office Minister Baroness Jenny Randerson praises our “considerable and rapid development over the last decade and new approach to educational training” COMMUNITY OUTREACH ILS and Grove host OPAN exhibition on the Art and Science of Ageing College welcomes Graham Hartill as its first Writer in Residence Researchers encourage school children to continue studying STEMM subjects GEM 2nd Year Leifa Jennings wins University’s Research as Art Competition with ILS Post Doc Miranda Whitton named runner up We’re a generous bunch too... 11 COMets Race for Life for Cancer Research Prof. Frances Rapport shaves her hair off for Lymphoedema sufferers Prof. Mike Gravenor opens his garden with the National Garden Scheme for Macmillan Cancer Support Central Admin Unit fundraise for MedSoc by dressing up Paul Roberts as a Kangaroo for the day Steven Macey walks and cycles 350 miles barefoot in aid of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) 8 academics and clinicians, including Profs Marc Clement, Mark Rees, Julian Halcox, swim the channel to raise £100,000 for Heart Research Prof. Marc Clement, Ina Laura Pieper, Brian Perkins and Ruth Clement climb Mount Kilimanjaro for St David’s Medical Foundation ...and SDMF gives back with 5 seed corn grants to members of the College, ILS, Morriston and Singleton Hospitals Appointments and Achievements Prof. Keith Lloyd, Prof. Ronan Lyons, Prof. Mark Rees, Prof. Ian Russell, Prof John Williams appointed to NISCHR Senior Faculty Prof. Steve Kelly, Prof. Keith Lloyd and Prof. Ronan Lyons elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales Prof. Martin Sheldon awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Appointments and Achievements Dr Farah Bhatti shortlisted for Asian Woman of Achievement Award Dr Shareen Doak appointed as Expert Member on Government DNA damage committee Kate Chapman wins “Young Scientist Award” and “Welsh Livery Guild Travel Scholarship” Appointments and Achievements BEACON project shortlisted for an EU Regiostars awards University retains Athena Swan Bronze Award College welcomes Prof. Hilary Lappin-Scott as our new PVC and Prof. Andrew Davies as Chair of ABMU Health Board Congratulations and thanks to all staff on new appointments and responsibilities in line with the new strategy …not forgetting the unsung heroes from the Operational side, Cafe Glas, Marketing, Central Admin, HR office and Research office NEXT YEAR, WE’LL BE 10 YEARS OLD! In 2004/05, the College had just 38 GEM students and 88 staff In 2013/14 we have 418 GEM, Genetics and Biochemistry students and over 600 staff So, we’re going to celebrate by... Launching the Swansea Medical Society Watching the whole College graduate together in July – from Undergraduate to GEM and Postgraduate Topping out the Data Science Building Commissioning a commemorative book FOLLOW US AS WE CELEBRATE @SwanseaMedicine We couldn’t have done it without YOU! Here’s to another successful decade... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddwn Newydd Dda!