Prof Tim Aitman appointed as the Academy of Medical Sciences regional champion for Scotland
Professor Tim Aitman has been appointed the Academy of Medical Sciences regional champion for Scotland
Starting in December 2021, following the Academy’s Annual General Meeting, Prof Aitman will hold the role for three-years, with a focus on increasing the academy’s reach, taking over responsibility for the role from Professor Mandy MacLean (University of Strathclyde).
The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent body in the UK who seek to represent the diversity of medical science, with a mission to, “advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society”.
Prof Aitman has been a fellow of the Society for 20 years, and is the Director of the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine in the Institute of Genetics and Cancer. Tim leads the Genome Medicine research group which uses a combination of classical genetics and cutting-edge genome technologies to investigate the genetics of common, complex and rare human disorders.
I have greatly enjoyed my engagement with Academy events and reports over the past 20 years. I see my role of Regional Champion for Scotland as a unique opportunity to increase connectivity in the medical sciences across the four nations of the UK, to catalyse engagement of the Academy with the Fellowship in Scotland and to assist in the Academy's overall mission in representing and advancing the diversity of UK medical research for the benefits of society.