University of Leicester in the News: 16 - 22 May

Posted by pt91 at May 25, 2011 01:00 PM |
A regular review from the Press Office of coverage of the University in the media

Research from the Department of Health Sciences that showed emergency hospital admission rates dropped when patients regularly saw their preferred GP made a big splash this week. Led by Dr John Bankart, news of the study was picked up by the Press Association (18 May) and appeared in the Independent  (18 May), the Leicester Mercury (21 May), Pulse (18 May) magazine and numerous online media including Medical News Today (17 May), On Medica (18 May), Irish Health (19 May) and Practice Business (19 May).

The launch of a new project to use lung models to personalise treatments attracted a great deal of interest online, including The Engineer (20 May), Cordis News (20 May) and News Medical (19 May).

The Leicester Mercury (17 May) gave significant space to the University’s announcement of plans to convert College Hall into a new conference centre. Insider Media (19 May) and Randstad (23 May) also carried the story.

Following a letter to the Financial Times (19 May), Professor of Economic Panicos Demetriades was interviewed by Greek radio station Vima Fm (21 May) and quoted in Finnish newspapers Taloussanomat (19 May) and Uusi Suomi (19 May).

Finally, geologist Jan Zalasiewicz continued to appear in the media discussing the recent conference on the anthropocene. As well as providing an editorial for Nature (19 May), he gave the Guardian Science Weekly podcast (16 May), the Lebanon Daily Star (17 May) and AFP RelaxNews (17 May).