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Dr Bob Phillips at Leeds General Infirmary Children's Oncology Ward

Research that transforms lives

We are advancing healthcare through transformative research in disease understanding, diagnosis, treatment and care to improve the health for people in our region, nationally, and globally.

Professor Bob Phillips, who has discovered a blood test that distinguishes serious illness from mild infection in children with cancer

Research spotlights

Through our work we are tackling some of the major health challenges of today.

From biomedical discovery research which is revealing the therapies of tomorrow, to clinical research which is trialling new and innovative treatments for patients, and applied health research which is reducing inequalities in access to treatment and care.

Below we shine a light on some of our work and its impact.

Medicine student on a GP clinical placement, in a consultation with a patient
"Our researchers are making a difference to the lives of people within our immediate communities, nationally and globally."

Professor Una Macleod

Dean of Hull York Medical School

View from above of Medicine students in the Allam Medical Building, collaborating around an iPad displaying X-rays

How we're doing it

Our mission is to ensure that the research we do improves health, advances knowledge, reduces inequities and builds strong community bonds to respond to local and global challenges. We believe ground-breaking discoveries can only happen in a collaborative and inclusive research environment.

Hull York Medical School was founded on partnership, and a desire to make a real difference to our community. Our unique partnership with the University of Hull and the University of York brings together our experts across a range of disciplines, and offers a collaborative environment which drives discovery and innovation.

And our partnerships with our regional NHS Trusts and community health organisations offer a wide clinical base within with to study the conditions which most affect our communities. By working with patients, we can ensure we improve their health, while developing research that can be applied nationally and globally.

Thank you to our funders