An alliance of research funders including charities, Research Councils and UK Health Departments, including CSO, has established the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP). This is to pool resources in support of research to address the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disease, cancer and poor mental health.
UKPRP will approach this challenge through a £40m – £50m initiative to support multidisciplinary research teams investigating the upstream and environmental determinants of health relevant to a range of NCDs.
UKPRP will be hosting a networking and collaboration event on 18 May 2017 in London. This event will explain the vision and objectives of the UKPRP, the timelines to research calls and time to explore possible collaborations. Space is limited and attendance is by invitation only. An expression of interest is required so there is good representation and balance of different disciplines and institutions across the UK.
For more about UKPRP and how to apply to attend the event on 18 May 2017 see: https://www.mrc.ac.uk/research/initiatives/population-health-sciences/ukprp-initiative-launch/