The University of Salford (Greater Manchester, UK) is seeking able and suitably qualified applicants for a fully-funded Pathway to Excellence PhD Studentship in Digital Health. This can cover any area of new media and digital technologies related to health, such as, for example (but not restricted to) health information, health links, uses or implications of social media, mobile technologies or video games. 
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Fully funded, full-time PhD research studentships available in the School of Health & Life Sciences. Tuition fees paid at the UK / EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,800. 
Closing date for applications: 14 April 2014 
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013- 14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology. 
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CL Oakley Memorial Lecture

Arthur W. Frank will give the CL Oakley Memorial Lecture in Medicine and the Arts 
Being a Good Story: Living with Serious Illness 
University of Leeds 
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London Med Soc Group meeting - March 12th

You are invited to the first meeting in 2014 of the BSA London Medical Sociology Group. This will take place on Wednesday 12th March 6.00 - 7.30 at our usual venue: Room 1.16, Franklin Wilkins Building, Kings College London. The topic will be: 


There will be two speakers: LESLEY DOYAL and CHARLOTTE WOODHEAD (see their abstracts below), and there will be plenty of time to discuss the isssues they raise during the meeting and informally afterwards. 

Looking forward to seeing you, Heidi Lempp Tel: 0207 848 5604 
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Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc Gerontology Distance Learning

The Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering 15 scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme in 2014-15. The scholarships cover tuition fees for the programme, teaching and learning materials, and travel, accommodation and subsistence for a 4-day Residential Course at the University of Southampton. Ten scholarships are available for full-time study and five are available for part-time study.
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Call for Papers - Epidemic Entanglements

Exploring the interrelation between cities and infectious disease 

The twenty-first century has thus far been marked by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: malaria, SARS, FMD, avian flu, HIV, MDR-tuberculosis, MERS-CoV and dengue pose some of the 
greatest challenges to health care worldwide. Some areas, however, appear to be more prone to infectious disease outbreaks than others.
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