10 May 2012
Professor Debbie Lawlor who runs the Focus on Mothers study at Children of the 90s has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Professor Lawlor is one of 46 UK academics elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.
In addition to running Focus on Mothers, Professor Lawlor also leads the new COCO90s (Children of the Children of the 90s) study, which will shortly be recruiting the next generation of children into the study.
Speaking about her election, Professor Lawlor said:
‘This is a real honour and I am very proud, but it's really a reflection on the incredible contribution the participants of Children of the 90s have made to medical science and the generous and inspirational colleagues I work with on Children of the 90s and other studies, in particular Jean Golding, George Davey Smith, Jenny Donovan and many others.’Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences added:
‘These new Fellows represent the wealth of talent within the UK biomedical community. Excellent medical science and medical scientists are key to breakthroughs in preventing and treating ill health. I am delighted that the Academy can recognise these new Fellows for the work they have done in the generation of cutting edge science and its translation into health benefits for society.’
Please contact Dara O'Hare for further information.