Philip Bejon has been awarded the Chalmers Medal by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a leading UK based organisation that supports research into Global Health. This is awarded to researchers aged 46 and under in recognition of excellence in tropical medicine and global health every year.
Philip was nominated for the prize by Tom Williams, who stated in his recommendation that “in the spirit of Dr Chalmers’ legacy, Philip Bejon has a notable record in the mentorship of younger scientists. Despite his age, he has supervised a total of 5 PhD students, most of them bright young African scientists from both the East and West of the continent… Philip is now widely recognized as a leading authority in a number of areas in which he has worked: malaria vaccine immunology and the mathematical modelling and clinical epidemiology of malaria… his nomination comes with my strongest possible recommendation.”
Philip says “It is fantastic to receive the Chalmers medal, and I’m grateful to my colleagues who supported the research that made it possible. I’m especially grateful to Tom for having the generosity to think of nominating me, and for then having written enough nice things about me to persuade the committee to award me the prize. All in all, it’s been quite a week.”