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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2015

Forty-eight researchers from across the UK, including five Cambridge University academics, have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare. The expertise of the new Fellows includes addictions, anaesthesia, age-related diseases and animal biology.

The Fellows elected from the University of Cambridge are:

Professor Roger Barker – Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Professor Sarah Bray – Professor of Developmental Biology, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Professor John Danesh – BHF Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Head of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Professor Fiona Gribble – Professor of Endocrine Physiology, Department of Clinical Biochemistry

Professor David Klenerman – Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: “The Academy of Medical Sciences champions the excellence and diversity of medical science in the UK, and this is clearly demonstrated in this year’s cohort of new Fellows. Their broad range of expertise and fantastic achievements to date shows just how strong the Fellowship is – from the NHS knowledge of Sir Andrew Dillon to the policy experience of Professor Christl Donnelly. Their election is a much deserved honour, and I know they will contribute greatly to the Academy. I am delighted to welcome them all to the Fellowship, and look forward to working with them in the future.”

The independent Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into benefits for patients. The Academy’s Fellows are the United Kingdom’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service.

View the full list of new Fellows.

Adapted from University of Cambridge News

Posted on 13/05/2015

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