Press release issued 10 May 2012A leading University of Bristol researcher has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Debbie Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology at the University’s School of Social and Community Medicine, 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.
Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: “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.”
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 27 June 2012.
The Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into healthcare benefits for society.
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.
Professor Debbie Lawlor
The Academy of Medical Sciences book signed by all fellows