Professor Simon Thompson, Director of Research, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, was elected to the Academy Fellowship following the Council meeting in April 2011.
Forty distinguished medical researchers will be recognised for the contributions to medical science this year.
“Fellowship of the Academy is based on exceptional contributions to the medical sciences either in the form of original discovery or of sustained contributions to scholarship. Fellows are drawn from clinical academic medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, laboratory science, medical and nursing care and other professions allied to medical science.
The majority of candidates will be selected primarily for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical science, or for the application of existing scientific knowledge or understanding in an innovative way, so as to bring about advances in human health and welfare”.(Information taken from the Academy of Medical Sciences website)
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 29 June 2011.
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