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Seven Athena SWAN awards have been awarded to departments and units in the Medical Sciences Division, bringing the total number of awards in the Division to 18.

Athena SwanThe Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences received a Silver award, and Bronze was awarded to the Departments of Oncology, and Pharmacology, the Nuffield Departments of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), and Population Health (NDPH), the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (part of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine) and the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

All component parts of the Medical Sciences Division now hold Athena SWAN awards in recognition of the commitment across the Division to advancing women's careers in science and medicine in academia.

The Head of the Medical Sciences Division, Professor Alastair Buchan, commented: "We are extremely proud of the efforts and contributions of all of the members of the Division to achieve this important milestone on the road to creating and maintaining an inclusive working environment for all our staff and students."

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