MRC-supported scientists are among the 50 distinguished medical researchers elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
MRC researchers join Fellowship of Academy of Medical Sciences
Election to the Fellowship is awarded for scientific excellence which includes notable contributions to biomedical and health science, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.
This year's elected fellows have expertise spanning global health, virology, women’s health, medical statistics, health policy, cancer genetics, allergy and emergency care medicine, among many other fields. They were chosen from 413 candidates and will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 26 June 2019.
The newly elected fellows include:
- Professor Colin Baigent, Director, MRC Population Health Research Unit, University of Oxford
- Dr James Briscoe FRS, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
- Professor Tim Dalgleish, Programme Leader, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge
- Professor Michael Hanna, Director, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, University College London
- Professor Harry Hemingway, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University College London and Research Director, HDR UK
- Dr Caroline Hill, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
- Professor Judy Hirst FRS, Director, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge
- Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph, Director, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge
- Professor Michael Murphy, Programme Leader, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge
- Dr Felix Randow, Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge
- Professor Alison Simmons, Professor of Gastroenterology, MRC Human Immunology Unit, University of Oxford
- Professor Nick Wareham, Director, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
Visit the Academy of Medical Sciences website for a full list of the fellows elected in 2019.
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