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Prestigious fellowship for Professor George Davey Smith

Professor George Davey Smith

Professor George Davey Smith

5 March 2014

Professor George Davey Smith, Director of the IEU, has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Professor George Davey Smith, Director of the IEU, has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) at an RSE Ordinary Meeting on Monday 3 March 2014.

New fellows are elected each year via a rigorous five-stage nomination process. They are selected in recognition of outstanding contributions to their field, representing a wide range of disciplines, spanning the arts, business, science and technology sectors.

Professor Davey Smith is the Scientific Director of the Children of the 90s study, a long-term health research project that enrolled 14,000 pregnant mothers in 1991 and 1992, and has followed the health and development of their children ever since.

He is also Director of the newly-established £23 million MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol, jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Bristol to conduct some of the UK’s most advanced population health science research.

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