Nuru is royally rewarded for research success

An Addenbrooke’s Hospital doctor has won a prestigious award from the Royal College of Physicians for his work in gastroenterology and clinical trials.

Specialist trainee in gastroenterology at CUH, Dr Nuru Noor

Specialist trainee in gastroenterology at CUH, Dr Nuru Noor, is the winner of this year’s Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Awards, run jointly with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The awards recognises NHS consultants and trainees who are active in NIHR research.

He said: ““I am truly honoured to receive this award and would like to highlight the huge influence and contributions of Prof Miles Parkes, Dr James Lee, and Prof Matt Sydes in helping shape my clinical and academic development in the fields of gastroenterology, translational medicine, and clinical trials.

“There are many more individuals to thank, who have also provided support and inspiration throughout my career including past and present supervisors, mentors and colleagues.

"In particular, it has been a pleasure to work alongside and within a great team as a clinical research fellow, to lead the PROFILE trial. This is the first ‘personalised medicine’ clinical trial for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – the findings from which we anticipate will deliver better outcomes for patients with IBD for many years to come."
Applicants were required to outline their contribution to the leadership of several NIHR CRN Portfolio studies, with a particular focus on:

  •     How they demonstrate clinical leadership enabling their organisation to increase its participation in clinical studies

  •     How they engaged with patients to inform them of new opportunities to participate in clinical research, and

  •     Their contribution to successful delivery of clinical research studies, with a particular emphasis on industry (commercial contract) studies.

Chief operating officer for the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network in the Eastern region, Dr Helen Macdonald, said: "Huge congratulations to Dr Noor and his fellow deserving winners. Our region is extremely privileged to include such dedicated clinicians who strive to deliver research, while also inspiring others to do the same, to improve treatments and care for patients."

Trainee award winners will be invited to attend the Royal College of Physicians’ New Members Ceremony in September 2022. For more information about this year's awards visit


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