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AcMedSci Fellowships for UCL scientists

27 May 2005

Six UCL academics are among 40 people newly elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The Academy of Medical Sciences The six are: Chris Boshoff, Professor of Cancer Medicine; Professor Janet Darbyshire, Director of the Medical Research Council's Clinical Trials Unit; Jon Driver, Professor of Psychology; John Duncan, Professor of Neurology; Anthony Moore, Duke-Elder Professor of Ophthalmology; and Adrian Thrasher, Professor of Paediatric Immunology.

The Academy has also elected two scientists from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) at Mill Hill, which the Medical Research Council is considering relocating to UCL. Newly elected Fellows from the NIMR's Department of Immunology are Dr Anne O'Garra, Head of Immunoregulation, and Dr Brigitta Stockinger, Group Leader.

Professor Malcolm Grant welcomed the announcement: "The elections recognise these academics' expertise and devotion to addressing key issues in health and well-being. They will take their place alongside UCL's other 77 Fellows, reflecting the university's leadership in medical sciences. Our congratulations, too, to Dr O'Garra and Dr Stockinger, whose recognition reflects the research excellence of the NIMR. The proposed relocation promises a productive partnership between two powerful institutions." 

The admission ceremony for the new Fellows will take place on 24 June 2005 at the Royal Society. The Academy was established in 1998 to act as an authoritative body to promote medical science across traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is independent and is the only body representing the interests of the whole spectrum of academic medicine and related medical sciences. It spans not only clinical academic medicine but also veterinary science, dentistry, laboratory science, and medical and nursing care. 

To find out more about the Academy use the link below.

Academy of Medical Sciences