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Leading medical expert recognised for excellence in research


A Newcastle University expert in the genetics of childhood cancer has been recognised for her contribution to the advancement of medical science.

Professor Christine Harrison joins 17 other researchers from the University who have been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  

They  are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.

Learning of her election, Professor Harrison said: “I am highly honoured to be recognised by the Academy and I thank all my colleagues for their support”.

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: ‘The Academy of Medical Sciences exists to promote the best of medical science for the benefit of society. Our new Fellows are recognised for their exceptional contribution and collectively represent the array of talent present in the UK medical science community.’  


published on: 7 May 2013