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Date: 21 May 2019

Time: 18:39

Consultant elected to prestigious Fellowship

Story posted/last updated: 09 May 2019

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 of the UK’s leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship, including two University of Warwick scientists, it was announced on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Professor Gavin Perkins, Critical Care Consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Director of the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, has been made a Fellow of the prestigious society.

The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society. Many of the new Fellows have also made a contribution to medical science through outstanding leadership, public engagement and supporting the career advancement of junior trainees.

This year's elected Fellows have expertise spanning global health, virology, women’s health, medical statistics, health policy, cancer genetics, allergy and emergency care medicine, among many other fields.

Professor Gavin Perkins said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to become a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 

“My research tackles some of the most challenging research questions in emergency and critical care medicine. My focus is on improving patient care and outcomes from the scene of the emergency through to care in the intensive care unit. Leading Warwick Clinical Trials Unit provides an excellent environment to deliver high quality, multi-disciplinary research. 

“Joining the Academy provides the opportunity to collaborate with some of the greatest minds in health science for the benefit of society.”

Three of the new Fellows bring important knowledge, insight and expertise from working in the commercial sector.

19 of the new Fellows are women, representing 38% of all Fellows elected in 2019, the highest percentage of women ever elected in one year. 20% of the new Fellows are non-UK nationals, coming from seven countries and four continents. We are pleased that this year’s election figures take us closer to a more equal Fellowship with regards to the number of men to women Fellows, and have an international spread. The Academy is committed to working towards diversity and equality of opportunity in everything we do.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

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