The Gathering Light, the Street Gallery, UCH - 4 May to 27 June
An exhibition of photographs which are the result of a project in which patients and clinical researchers worked together with photographer Clare Park to explore their feelings about clinical research.
The artist worked with five clinical researchers and their patients to explore their response to the exciting but challenging journey in clinical research. The focus is on ‘translational research’ where researchers work to transform scientific discoveries into new treatments that have a direct effect on patient care.
Patient John Gebbels said: “My involvement with this project has served as an important insight into what doctors do 'behind the scenes', the extent of which may remain invisible to many other patients. The level of dedication which these doctors commit to their research is quite exceptional. Without this my two complicated stem cell transplants and various associated treatments may not have been possible.”
University College Hospital is one of seven which make up University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). UCLH works closely with its sister organisation UCL and together they are a world leader in translational research. At any one time over 1,000 studies are taking place at UCLH/UCL and each year several thousand patients volunteer to take part in research.
At the Street Gallery, UCH, 235 Euston Road NW1 2BU
This exhibition was commissioned by the Joint Research Office with support from UCLH Arts.