Chancellor's Award for David FitzPatrick
David FitzPatrick honoured with Chancellor's Award for Impact at Holyrood Palace
Many congratulations to ProfessorDavid Fitzpatrick who was honoured with a Chancellor’s Award for Impact last month. The Chancellor confers four Awards annually and they recognise innovation, relevance, creativity, personal dedication and impact in teaching and research. This award honours a colleague whose outstanding research has made a demonstrable contribution to society, globally or locally outside direct academic recognition.
David was selected due to the impact of his research on families who have a child affected by severe developmental disorders. David's work on understanding how genetic variation can lead to developmental disorders, and translating these into diagnostic tests. Researchers at the MRC Human Genetics Unit have identified more than 20 genes linked to severe human developmental and childhood neurological disorders. Definitive diagnosis is essential for genetic counselling, prenatal screening and postnatal management.
David FitzPatrick and the other awardees, Pete Higgins, Beth Biller, Richard Morris and Dave Reay were congratulated by the Chancellor and the Lord Lieutenant and Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of Edinburgh at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyrood House.