Prestigious laureate award for Theme Lead Prof Farooqi

Our Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology Theme Lead Professor Sadaf Farooqi has been given the prestigious 2024 Outstanding Clinical Investigator award from the Endocrine Society.

The award honours an internationally recognized clinical investigator who has contributed significantly to understanding the pathogenesis and therapy of endocrine and metabolic diseases. It is one of only a handful of Laureate Awards made by the society each year, to celebrate the achievements of the world’s top endocrinologists.

Professor Farooqi researches the fundamental mechanisms that control human energy homeostasis. She discovered the first genes whose disruption causes severe obesity and established that the principal driver of obesity is a failure of the central control of appetite. She also is a keen advocate to raise more awareness around weight stigma and obesity as a disease.

I am delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award which recognises the dedication and contributions of past and present team members. I would particularly like to thank the many patients and volunteers who have contributed to our clinical research over the years, allowing us to find new ways to diagnose and treat people with severe obesity.

Professor Farooqi

The Endocrine Society is a global community of physicians and scientists, dedicated to accelerating scientific breakthroughs and improving patient health and well-being. Their main annual meeting, now called ENDO, has been held each year since 1916, except for 1943 and 1945 during World War II. Professor Farooqi will be presented with her award at ENDO 2024 in June next year.

Prof Sadaf Farooqi
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