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25th March, 2020
BREATH Challenge (Home School Exercises/Certificate)

Kids | Outreach News


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is serious progressive lung disease, and is prevalent in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. People with COPD are in the high risk category for the coronavirus. The central mission of the BREATH Team is combating COPD through research and public awareness.

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25th March, 2020
Coronavirus Impact

General News


BREATH community across 3 countries are now progressing operations from home. All clinical sampling currently suspended, as our BREATH clinical colleagues prioritise to coronavirus challenge.

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11th March, 2020
ERS LSC 2020 in Estoril, Portugal: Kirsty McCallum

General News


The 18th Lung Science Conference held by the European Respiratory Society took place in Estoril, Portugal from the 5-8th March. The meeting took place across four days which included scientific presentations of outstanding quality. The theme of the conference this year was “Metabolic alterations in Lung Ageing and Disease”.

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28th February, 2020
Retired journalist gives valuable insight into his life with COPD

Adults | General News | Outreach News


A sufferer talks about how COPD has affected his life, the concerns about lack of a cure and the degeneration process, the positive help being provided by the NHS, the importance of self-help to ease the strain of day-to-day living and trying to turn a negative into a positive.

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21st February, 2020
INTERREG EU Commission visit QUB Partner Facilities

General News


Delighted to received visit from Marianne van de Vorle, Programme Officer and Paschal Boijmans, Head of Unit for INTERREG EU Commission, and to present them an overview of our successful INTERREG-funded 7.7M Euro BREATH project.  A valuable meeting – the visit was much appreciated.  

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13th February, 2020
Belmont Primary first to be awarded BREATH Certificate of Excellence

Kids | Outreach News


Belmont Primary school in Stranraer has achieved the BREATH Certificate of Excellence for their successful completion of a set challenge linked with an important lung health programme rolling out across South West Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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20th December, 2019
Feedback Letters from Primary Pupils

General News | Kids | Outreach News | UWS


The impact of the BREATH schools’ enagement programme, to increase awarenss of COPD, is best reflected in the words and pictures from the pupils themselves.

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16th December, 2019
COPD patient joins BREATH schools’ public awareness campaign

Adults | General News | Kids | Outreach News


Mr Charters very kindly joined the BREATH schools engagement programme, by being interviewed at an assembly on COPD in Kirkcudbright Academy.

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29th November, 2019
‘Award Winning’ BREATH Staff, Students & Pupils

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The BREATH Trophy Cabinet is already filling with BREATH staff and student nominations/awards, speaking to early programme success.

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29th November, 2019
BREATH PhD Oral Presentation Award at ITS

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UWS PhD student Kimberly Black receives Irish Thoracic Society runner up prize for best oral presentation

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28th November, 2019
BREATH Highlighted by Emma Harper MSP in Scottish Parliament Debate 2019

General News


BREATH Programme again highlighted by Emma Harper MSP in debate on the floor of Scottish Parliament

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28th November, 2019
BREATH Present en masse at Irish Thoracic Society Galway Meeting 2019

General News


BREATH PhDs evidence the success of their doctoral training to date by an impressive breadth of scientific presentations on COPD at Irish Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, Galway. PhD student Kimberly Black does BREATH and UWS proud by delivering an excellent oral presentation on PAR2 and airway smooth muscle at the Galway Irish Thoracic Society meeting […]

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21st November, 2019
Presentation Success!

General News


Congratulations to Orla Dunne who one first prize for her oral presentation at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Annual Postgraduate Forum at Queen’s University Belfast on 7th November 2019.  

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20th November, 2019
World COPD Day 2019

General News | Outreach News


World COPD Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world.

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13th November, 2019
SEUPB Case Study on BREATH

General News


Link below is to the SEUPB case studies – including BREATH: BREATH Case Study

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6th November, 2019
REMERGE Presentations

General News


Congratulations to BREATH (INTERREG VA programme, SEUPB) PhD students Orla Dunne and Nicola Roe who were highly commended for their poster presentations, judged by visiting external speakers at the REMERGE symposium at Queen’s University Belfast (14th Oct 2019). REMERGE is a multidisciplinary team of academic and clinical researchers, with a focus on using regenerative medicine […]

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11th October, 2019
BREATH attend ERS Congress Madrid

General News


BREATH team, Professor John Lockhart, Dr Gary Litherland, Dr Anne Crilly, Dr Joanna Brzeszczynska and Lynette Dunning, attended at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2019 in Madrid.

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12th September, 2019
BREATH present at International Kv7 Channels Symposium

DKIT | Research


BREATH team from DkIT present at the International Kv7 Channels Symposium in Milan, Italy.

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11th September, 2019
Interreg VA Exhibition Edinburgh

General News | Outreach News


BREATH programme presented at the Interreg VA exhibition in the Dynamic Earth Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

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2nd September, 2019
Dundalk Professors Three

DKIT | General News | Research


Congratulations to BREATH partners from the Dundalk Institute of Technology Smooth Muscle Research Centre, who have all just been made professors.

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20th July, 2019
BREATH team present at FASEB 2019

DKIT | General News | Research


The BREATH team of PIs, postdocs and PhDs from DkIT present in sunny Florida at the FASEB Smooth Muscle USA.

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19th June, 2019
Pharmaceutical Industry jumps into Action at Queen’s University Belfast

General News | Research


BREATH and the School of Pharmacy with TEVA UK hosted a one-day interactive training session entitled “Pharmaceutical Industry in Action”, focused on enhancing understanding of how the pharmaceutical industry operates.

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8th June, 2019
BREATH presents at American Cough Conference

General News | QUB | Research


BREATH staff and students have enjoy successful trip to the American Cough Conference, Washington DC.

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9th April, 2019
BREATH presents at Experimental Biology Meeting

General News | QUB | Research


BREATH team present ressearch at Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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2nd April, 2019
BREATH research team features in @SEUPB EU Magazines

General News


BREATH team feature in: https://seupb.eu/media/your-eu-magazines

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15th March, 2019
BREATH PhD Team Visit GlaxoSmithKline

General News


To provide industry-focused training, 17 PhD students fromBREATH were invited to the Brentford and Stevenage GSK sites for a 2day visit. They formed part of a larger BREATH team of 35 scientists from the Dundalk Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of the West of Scotland.

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26th November, 2018
Impressive Impact of BREATH at Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2018(Belfast)

General News | Research


BREATH (Border and REgions Airways Training Hub) is a €7.75 M collaborative cross-border project focussed on increasing research capacity in the area of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and currently supports 16 4-year PhD students and 8 PDRAs across 3 institutions: Queen’s University Belfast; Dundalk Institute of Technology and the University of the West of […]

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15th November, 2018
BREATH highlighted in Scottish Parliament

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BREATH highlighted by Ross Greer MSP in Scottish Parliament

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15th November, 2018
DkIT-led COPD Research Project Received NI Healthcare Award 2018

DKIT | General News | QUB | Research | UWS


The BREATH (Border and Regions Airways Training Hub) project, which is a cross-border partnership between Dundalk Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of the West of Scotland, has been shortlisted for a Northern Ireland Healthcare Award.

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5th October, 2018
BREATH Concerted Public Engagement Drive in Dumfries & Galloway

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An important part of the BREATH Public Engagement mission is outreach to schools within the Partner regions.

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23rd August, 2018
BREATH Ayrshire Stakeholder Event

General News | Outreach News | Research


Breath COPD Research hosted an event bringing together over 50 healthcare workers, scientists, businesses and policy makers to discuss Scotland’s progress towards the deadly lung disease, COPD.

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11th June, 2018
BREATH PhDs on CHSS charity abseil

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BREATH PhDs on CHSS charity abseil

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2nd May, 2018
BREATH presented to Michel Barnier

General News


BREATH programme is presented to Michel Barnier and Irish Government Ministers.

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18th April, 2018
Patent Award

General News | Research


Mark Hollwood received Patent Award on behalf of the Smooth Muscle Team.

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7th March, 2018
BREATH presents to Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

Research


Dr Iain McLellan presents BREATH to Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.

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21st November, 2017
DkIT researchers take centre stage at European Parliament to showcase cross-border investigations into COPD

General News | Outreach News | Research


01 December, 2017. Dundalk, Ireland.  Dr Keith Thornbury from the Smooth Muscle Research Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), was invited to attend an exhibition and reception in the European Parliament, along with Professor Lorraine Martin from Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) and Professor John Lockhart from the University of the West of Scotland […]

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16th November, 2017
Emma Harper MSP identifies BREATH in Scottish Parliament Debate

General News


BREATH programme was identified in the Debate on COPD in Scottish Parliament

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15th November, 2017
Urgent Call to Tackle Killer Disease on World COPD Day

General News | Outreach News


15 November 2017. Dundalk, Ireland. Over one hundred patients, healthcare workers and politicians across the UK and Ireland have come together on World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day (Wednesday 15 November) to launch an integrated project to tackle the killer disease which takes over 600,000 lives in the EU every year. €7.7m has been […]

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12th September, 2017
BREATH partners together at first international conference

DKIT | General News | QUB | Research | UWS


BREATH PIs attended their first international conference as a team – European Respiratory Society meeting, Milan, Italy.

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30th August, 2017
BREATH Dumfries & Galloway Stakeholder Event

General News | Outreach News | QUB | UWS


BREATH hosted an evening event to bring together over 30 healthcare workers, scientists, businesses and policy makers to discuss South West Scotland’s progress towards the deadly lung disease, COPD.

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