New Principal of the Faculty of Medicine
24 January 2012
One of Ireland’s foremost medical leaders is to become the Principal of the Faculty of Medicine. Professor Dermot Kelleher, a pioneer in the field of immune response and infectious disease, will join the College on 1 July 2012, taking up his new appointment on 1 October 2012.
Currently Vice-Provost for Medical Affairs and Head of the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, Professor Kelleher graduated in medicine from Trinity in 1978, and subsequently completed specialist training in gastroenterology. His research considers the immune response to many of the leading causes of gastrointestinal infectious disease worldwide, and he is the author of over 200 publications and 14 patents. Professor Kelleher is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Physicians, Trinity College Dublin, and the American Gastroenterology Association.
Welcoming the appointment, the Rector said: “Professor Kelleher is an international leader, with an outstanding record in academic medicine. His emphasis on translating research from the laboratory to frontline patient care fits perfectly with Imperial’s vision.”
Professor Dermot Kelleher said: “Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine has an international reputation for excellence and a global reach that I have long admired. I share in its vision for research translation, both through its activities in the Academic Health Science Centre and the future partnership with health providers in north west London. I look forward to collaborating with all colleagues across the College.”
Professor Kelleher succeeds Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor who has been Principal since December 2010.
— Simon Watts, Communications and Development