Professors elected to prestigious Medical Sciences Fellowship
Press release issued: 16 May 2011
Two leading medical researchers at the University of Bristol have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.
Professor Sir John Bell, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: "Our new Fellows illustrate the wealth of experience and diversity of talent amongst the UK's research community. Changes in global financial markets, and the promise of medical research to deliver both benefits to health and economic growth, mean it is more important than ever that these assets are recognised and supported.
"I look forward to working with these skilled scientists to ensure their strengths across academia and industry are used to promote basic science discoveries, innovative healthcare and the rapid translation of research into patient benefits."
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 29 June 2011.
Further informationThis year Fellows were chosen from 361 candidates. The seven Sectional Committees met in March to consider potential Fellows for 2011 entry to the Academy. Three nominators from within the Fellowship must back each candidate. The Academy Registrar Professor Patrick Maxwell, Professor of Medicine, University College London, oversees the election.
The election brings the number of Fellows to 1,023.
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.