Director of the Roslin Institute, Professor David Hume, elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

The Roslin Institute has announced that its Director, Professor David Hume, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

David will be admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 26 June 2013.

The Academy of Medical Sciences “ranks among its number some of the greatest clinicians and scientists working in the UK today. “

Fellows are elected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to medical science or their innovative application of existing knowledge in the improvement of human welfare and health.

Fellows are drawn from laboratory science, clinical academic medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, medical and nursing care and other professions allied to medical science including ethics, social science and the law.

The Academy of Medical Sciences notes that election of its Fellows ensures that it “is able to deal with complex health issues, which extend beyond the traditional boundaries of medicine. It is their knowledge, influence and resources that are the Academy’s most powerful assets.”

David is among 44 new Fellows who were elected to the Academy Fellowship following the Council meeting in April 2013.

He said of the award,

I am delighted to be joining many of the UK’s most notable clinicians and scientists in this highly prestigious organisation.  To be acknowledged by one’s peers in such a way is a great honour and I look forward to participating in the work of the Academy of Medical Sciences.”


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