Leeds professor recognised for contribution to medical science

Professor Eileen Ingham has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Fellows are elected for their contribution to medical research and healthcare, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.

Professor Eileen Ingham (Biomedical Sciences) has been recognised for her work at the interface of biomaterials, engineering and immunology to understand the biological consequences of exposure to implant materials and development of biocompatible acellular scaffolds for tissue repair and replacement.

Professor Ingham, who was nominated by Professors Alan Silman, Paul Emery (NIHR) and Tony Turner (Biomedical Sciences), said: “This was the first time I was nominated for the award and so was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. Election to Fellowship of the Academy is an honour - I am very proud of this achievement.

“The mission of the Academy is ‘to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society’, and this reflects my lifework in academia in translational biomedical research.”

Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: "These new Fellows represent the amazing diversity of talent and expertise among the UK medical research community. Through their election to the Fellowship, we recognise the outstanding contributions these individuals have made to the progress of medical science and the development of better healthcare. We are delighted to welcome this year’s new Fellows to the Academy and I look forward to working with them all in the future.”

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