26 January 2011
The Faculty of Medicine Fellows are elected annually and awarded to former staff or students for their outstanding achievements or for exceptional services rendered to the Faculty. The Warden was formerly Deputy Principal of the Imperial College School of Medicine.
Three fellows are to be awarded at the Faculty of Medicine Fellowship Ceremony 2011 this evening (27 January), Professor Wright will be joined by:
· Dr Pontiano Kaleebu, Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) / Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) on AIDS.
· Professor Christopher Higgins Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University.
As this year’s guest speaker Dr Pontiano Kaleebu will be giving a talk entitled “Contributing to the search for an HIV vaccine”.
Speaking in advance of the ceremony Professor Wright said: “I feel very honoured to be recognised in this way by an institution which - in its wider environs - I spent over 20 formative years of my career, and to which I owe a great deal.”
Professor Wright has been Warden and Vice-Principal at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2001. His lab at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, there since 1987, focuses on research into the origins of gastrointestinal cancers. He is a past-President of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Society for Gastroenterology. In 2005 Sir Nicholas was knighted for Services to Medicine. In 2007 he was awarded DSc (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire and in 2008 he received a DSc (Hons) from the University of Durham and an MD (Hons) from the University of St Andrews. He is to be awarded a DSc (Hons) from the University of Bristol in July this year.
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