Director of Biomedical Research Centre and Trust professor named among ‘the nation’s most outstanding leaders of research’
Congratulations to Professors Graeme Black, Director of
the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre
and Honorary Consultant in Genetics and Ophthalmology, and Gareth
Evans, Consultant Geneticist, for recently being appointed as
Senior Investigators by the National Institute for Health Research
Senior Investigators are NIHR's finest researchers and include
some of the nation's most outstanding leaders of patient and people
based health and social care research. They provide research
leadership, speak at events, mentor Trainees and provide expert
advice to the Department of Health Director General for Research
40 appointments were made by an international expert panel
selecting the best researchers from around the country, five of
whom are based here in Manchester.
Graeme Black has been instrumental in developing the Biomedical
Research Centre's capacity and infrastructure, and in January 2010
he was also appointed to the Executive Management Team of Manchester Academic
Health Science Centre (MAHSC). As Clinical Academic Section
Lead for Human Development and Genetics, he will help spearhead
MAHSC's strategic development in an area very closely aligned to
the Biomedical Research Centre.
MAHSC is a partnership between The University of Manchester and
six NHS organisations in Greater Manchester, set up to assist in
developing the region as a world leader in health research.