Julie Fitzpatrick, Director of Moredun Research Institute and member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases strategic board, awarded OBE

Many congratulations to Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, member of the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Strategic Board, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Professor Fitzpatrick is the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation.  Her research interests focus on livestock health and disease in the UK and in developing countries, and her OBE is awarded for her services to animal health and science.

Professor Fitzpatrick is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Research Committee and is also Vice-Chair of the Board of GALVmed, a public private partnership focusing on supporting the development of biologicals and therapeutics for orphan diseases in developing countries. She is also a member of the BBSRC’s Food Security Strategic Advisory Panel and of The Wellcome Trusts’ Veterinary Fellowship Panel. In 2003 she was awarded the G Norman Hall Medal for research into animal diseases by the RCVS Trust.

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