Queen Mary blood expert honoured with a CBE

An academic from Queen Mary has been honoured in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to medicine.

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Professor Adrian Newland
Professor Adrian Newland

Professor Adrian Newland, Centre Lead for the Academic Haematology Unit at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

Professor Newland's main research interests are in the fields of Leukaemia and Immuno-haematology - the study of the immune system in patients with blood disorders.

His department and laboratory at Barts Hospital are the main referral centre in the UK for the treatment of and research into autoimmune disorders of the blood.

Commenting on the CBE, Professor Newland said: “It is a pleasure to be recognised in this way and in particular for ‘services to medicine’. I would not have been able to achieve what I have without the staunch support of the College and the Trust and I am grateful to them for that.

“I feel my award reflects not only my own efforts but is recognition of the tremendous advances in teaching, research and patient care in the East End that I and all my colleagues have been part of.”

Queen Mary Honorary Fellow Vijay Kakkar became an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to clinical science. Former genetics student Karen Vousden was made a CBE and medical school alumnus Mansel Aylward was knighted. Marcus Du Sautoy, former post-doctoral research fellow became an OBE.