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Founded in 2001 and having established an excellent teaching programme, Norwich Medical School is building a clinical and translational research programme of international standing.

Our focus is on developing translational research themes that answer important health questions, from an understanding of the basic mechanisms and genetics of disease through to clinical trials and from there to incorporation into clinical guidelines and evaluation within the broader health care community. Preventive medicine is major goal for 21st century medicine. The role diet in the prevention of a wide spectrum of disease will be a particular focus of our research. We incorporate this with parallel studies to understand the epidemiology and health economic impact of the conditions studied.

Across the Faculty of Health there has been extensive investment in research infrastructure, including:

• A biomedical research centre providing laboratory facilities, including a category 3 microbiology containment laboratory

• A Movement and Clinical Exercise Facility including Biomechanics, neurophysiology, muscle function evaluation and exercise physiology

• A strong presence of medical statisticians, many of whom are research active academic appointments.