Congratulations to Professor Wendy Atkin who is one of five Imperial researchers recognised for their work in medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Wendy Atkin is Professor of Gastrointestinal Epidemiology in the Department. Her research focuses on identifying and testing methods for the early diagnosis of bowel cancer, pathways for the development of the disease, and surveillance of people at increased risk, with the ultimate aim of reducing bowel cancer incidence of and mortality. Her research provided the evidence for a new national bowel screening programme, which is currently being rolled out across England.
“I am delighted and honoured to be awarded this prestigious Fellowship. It is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of current and past colleagues, to whom I owe a huge debt of gratitude. I look forward to joining other Fellows in furthering the goals of the Academy in nurturing and developing the next generation of medical scientists. It will also provide a fertile environment to develop future collaborations.”