Researcher awarded prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Nita Forouhi, NIHR Senior Investigator and co-theme lead for Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology, who has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Forouhi’s work focuses on nutritional epidemiology and finding modifiable factors for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent, expert body representing the diversity of medical science in the UK. Its mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society. The Academy’s elected Fellows are the most influential scientists in the UK and worldwide, drawn from the NHS, academia, industry and the public service. 

In total the academy has recognised 58 scientists for this year’s award. They were selected for their outstanding contribution and discoveries to biomedical and health sciences.

Professor Andrew Morris PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “It is an honour to welcome these brilliant minds to our Fellowship. Our new Fellows lead pioneering work in biomedical research and are driving remarkable improvements in healthcare. We look forward to working with them, and learning from them, in our quest to foster an open and progressive research environment that improves the health of people everywhere through excellence in medical science.  

“It is also welcoming to note that this year’s cohort is our most diverse yet, in terms of gender, ethnicity and geography. While this progress is encouraging, we recognise that there is still much work to be done to truly diversify our Fellowship. We remain committed to our EDI goals and will continue to take meaningful steps to ensure our Fellowship reflects the rich diversity of the society we serve.” 

Read the full list of this years of elected scientists.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy on Wednesday 18 September 2024. 

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