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A look back at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry's awards and prizes from 2023

Our Faculty has incredible teams and fantastic researchers - this is a quick round up of just some of the awards and honours they received during 2023.


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  • Genes & Health. This pioneering genetic research programme aims to improve health for British Bangladeshi and British Pakistani communities. The programme received a prestigious ‘Longitudinal Population Study’ award from the Medical Research Council


  • John Pasi, Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis at Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute, was awarded an MBE in The King’s Birthday Honours List 2023. He received the Honour for his pioneering work in the field of haemophilia.

  • Márta Korbonits, Professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, was selected as one of 13 leading endocrinologists to receive a prestigious 2023 Laureate Award from the Endocrine Society.


  • Dr Suraj Shah, Dr Demi Bains, and Dr Yogesh Patel – all graduates from our Institute of Dentistry - received awards at 2023’s prestigious University of London Gold Medal Viva for Dentistry. Dr Shah won the Gold Medal viva, Dr Bains was the first runner up and winner of the annual Betuel prize in Dentistry, and Dr Patel was awarded the proxime accessit to the University of London Gold Medal for Dentistry.


  • Arunthathi (Arundi) Mahendran, Professor of Education and Director of the Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) and Director of Queen Mary’s Institute of Health Sciences Education, was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship from Advance HE.
  • Morris Brown, Professor of Endocrine Hypertension at the William Harvey Heart Centre, will be honoured by The Endocrine Society as one of the 14  winners of its prestigious 2024 Laureate Awards.


  • Peter Sasieni, Professor of Cancer Epidemiology at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, received the 2023 Don Listwin Award for his outstanding contribution to cancer early detection.


  • Edel O’Toole, Professor of Molecular Dermatology in the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute, awarded the triennial Moxon Medal by Royal College of Physicians. She is the first woman to receive the medal since its inception in 1891.


  • Jack Cuzick, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology in the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, received the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award, presented at the 2023 San Antonion Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • An innovative collaborative team aiming to prevent heart attacks and strokes in North East London - made up of the Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) at Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust, North East London Integrated Care Board, and UCL Partners - won the Medicines, Pharmacy and Prescribing Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Awards 2023.
  • Tom Powles, Professor of Genitourinary Oncology, Director of the Barts Cancer, was included in Nature’s global list of ‘the ten people who shaped science in 2023’.
  • Robert Hill, Professor of Physical Sciences in Relation to Dentistry, was awarded the Chapman Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining.
  • Rupert Pearse, NIHR Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Centre of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, was awarded an OBE for services to intensive care medicine in the 2024 New Year Honours list. 

Many congratulations to all the winners.

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