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Trust professor elected as fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Dudley Pennell, professor of cardiology and director of the National Institute for Health Research cardiovascular BRU, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS). 

The AMS is an independent body in the UK that represents the diversity of medical science. Election to the fellowship is a highly prestigious award, with only 40 given each year and is based on exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare 

Professor Dudley Pennell

Professor Pennell is a world-leading expert in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and has played a huge role in the increasing use of CMR in the clinical diagnosis and management of cardiac disease, both in the UK and across the world. 

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said, “The Academy of Medical Sciences represents the excellence and diversity of medical science in the UK, and this is evident in the broad range of expertise demonstrated by this year’s new Fellows. They each bring a unique perspective which we will value immensely – from the industry experience of Fellows such as Professor Jackie Hunter to the policy knowledge of Baroness Finlay. Their election is a much deserved honour for the outstanding achievements they have shown throughout their careers. I know they will contribute greatly to the Academy, and I am delighted to welcome them all to the Fellowship.”

This year's Fellows cover a broad range of backgrounds and expertise, including bioinformatics, haematology, psychiatry and health services research. Speaking on the award Professor Pennell said: “It is a great honour to have been elected to the AMS fellowship and I look forward to playing an active role in the academy.”

April 2014

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