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Prof. George Davey Smith Awarded 2017 Richard Doll Prize

11 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that Director of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, George Davey Smith has been awarded the Richard Doll Prize from the International Epidemiological Association (IEA).

The Richard Doll Prize in Epidemiology was established in in 2007 by the IEA to honour epidemiologists of the highest scientific standard that have advanced our understanding of the determinants of a disease of importance for health in populations.

With over 1200 peer-reviewed publications, Prof Davey Smith has led important developments in life-course epidemiology, Mendelian randomisation and methodology, as well as contributing to many large-scale international collaborations.

It is awarded on a triennial basis with other recipients including Dr. Nubia Muñoz in 2008, Prof. David Barker in 2011 and Prof. Richard Peto in 2014. George was presented with the award at the IEA’s World Congress on Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan on 19-22 August 2017.

You can watch his acceptance speech below.

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