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In this lecture, Tanvi will explore the role of race and ethnicity in health and medical research. Drawing on her own experiences as a researcher and historical and current methods employed in conducting and reporting medical research, she will discuss how ‘normal’ research can sometimes inadvertently contribute to maintaining or even increasing existing social and health inequalities. This will be followed by a discussion about how more reflexive approaches that account for the structural and material realities of multi-racial societies and the positionality of researchers in the generation of new knowledge can lead to more robust and relevant health research.    

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Opium as a carcinogen: new insights from the Golestan Cohort Study

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Exploiting electronic health records to improve infection management

Monday, 03 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

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Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

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Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ Curzon Oxford, Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford OX1 1NZ