A £26.1 million award from National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)* enables pioneering research into medical advancements to continue apace in Leicester through the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) are collaborations between NHS organisations and universities. They bring together academics and clinicians to translate scientific discoveries into potential new treatments, diagnostics and technologies.
The NIHR Leicester BRC is part of the NIHR and hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in partnership with the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group.
“We have a proud history of health research and the NIHR Leicester BRC will enable us to push the barriers of science in the quest for more answers and, ultimately, improved care for people with – or at risk of – long term conditions.”
-Professor Melanie Davies, CBE, Director of NIHR Leicester BRC
We specialise in research in six key areas:
- respiratory and infectious diseases
- lifestyle – including type 2 diabetes
- personalised cancer prevention and treatments
- environment and health
- using data to understand long term health conditions and health inequalities
- cardiovascular disease
*The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people’s health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.
The Centre’s manager is Dr Aarti Parmar – t: 0116 258 8583 e: email@example.com