In 2010 nearly a third of all deaths in England were caused by cardiovascular disease. The ethnically diverse East London population has some of the worst rates of heart disease in Western Europe. North East London offers unique opportunities to train the next generation of translational researchers that can test novel therapies with general application in very large populations that offer access to common and rare diseases which can act as a research window on emergent communities across the world.
The Biomedical Research Unit Training Academy offers high-quality training for clinical fellows and healthcare related staff delivering on one of the most important themes of education and training. This programme is designed to be multi-disciplinary and flexible to encourage not just clinicians but also allied healthcare staff to undertake higher degrees and short courses.