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Professor Sir Nicholas Wright: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Honorary Fellowship

Zoe Leech Posted in General News, Profiles 02 June 2016

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright, lead for our Centre for Tumour Biology, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada this year.

From their pages:

"The Royal College invites exceptional physicians, surgeons and lay persons who are not eligible for Fellowship to become Honorary Fellows. Up to four Honorary Fellows can be appointed per year by the Royal College Council... Nominations for Honorary Fellowships can be submitted by any Fellow of the Royal College, as well as by Council members, specialty committees, specialty societies, senior academics and others."

Prof Sir Nick Wright
The College also provides biographies of the new fellows:

"Professor Sir Nicholas Wright is one of the United Kingdom’s most distinguished physicians and was knighted in 2005 for his “services to medicine.” In parallel with his career as a pathologist, he has also succeeded as an academic researcher, mentor and administrator. He is at the forefront of cancer and stem cell research at the Barts Cancer Institute and is leaving a legacy of innovative findings related to tumour biology and the use of stem cells as a potential treatment for gut disease.

Sir Nicholas has also trained many of the next generation of specialists and clinical scientists at medical schools throughout the United Kingdom. Most of his PhD students have gone on to hold professorships, mainly in pathology. After successive roles in medical education, he became Warden (Dean) at Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2001, where he has significantly increased research income by reorganizing the school into a collection of research institutes. He has served on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in experimental pathology and gastroenterology, and continues to be in demand as an invited lecturer in his home country and abroad."

A nominator said:

Sir Nicholas is known for his energy, blistering pace, perseverance, organizational skills, fairness, honesty, and ability to successfully complete tasks however difficult they may be. He embodies determination, application, and a desire to succeed in all undertakings.

Please head to our Centre page to find out more about the work of Prof Wright's colleagues and keep an eye on News to hear about publications, new research grants, and more!


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