Generation Scotland

GS Founder Member Anna Dominiczak Appointed Dame

Professor Anna Dominiczak is appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her services to cardiovascular and medical science.

Professor Dominiczak (pictured below) is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow as well as honorary consultant physician and non-executive member of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. She was a founder member of the GS Executive, led the Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study research site at Glasgow and was Principal Investigator of the Biomarkers for Battling Chronic Diseases (BBCD) project. Last month, she gave a presentation on the topic of precision medicine at the Generation Scotland Symposium 2016.

Anna has a major research interest in cardiovascular disease, genomics and precision medicine. She is currently Editor-in-chief of Hypertension, the leading journal for blood pressure research. Anna has published over 370 papers and has attracted over £70 million in peer-reviewed grant funding. She was a British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine (1997-2010) and Director of the British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre. Anna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the American Heart Association. She has been a driving force behind the opening in 2015 of the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre which will develop new treatments for chronic diseases. Anna was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to medicine.

 

Dame Anna Dominiczak at the Generation Scotland Symposium 2016
Dame Anna Dominiczak at the Generation Scotland Symposium 2016. Also in this picture: Andrew Morris, Blair Smith, and David Porteous.

 

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Professor Dominiczak's presentation at the GS Symposium on May 6th 2016: