47 world leading UK researchers amongst them Prof Kath Maitland who is based at the KEMRI |Wellcome Trust research Programme in Kilifi have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Fellows have been elected for their contribution to medical research and healthcare, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.
Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said:
“These new Fellows represent the amazing diversity of talent and expertise among the UK medical research community. Through their election to the Fellowship, we recognise the outstanding contributions these individuals have made to the progress of medical science and the development of better healthcare.
“Thanks to the experience and expertise of its Fellows, the Academy can play a crucial role in addressing the great medical challenges of our time, such as maintaining health in an ageing population, the spread of non communicable diseases and multiple morbidities.
“We work with our Fellowship to create the essential connections between academia, industry and the NHS and beyond, to strengthen biomedical research and facilitate its translation into benefits for society.
“We are delighted to welcome this year’s new Fellows to the Academy and I look forward to working with them all in the future.”
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 29 June 2016.