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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 (NIHR).

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 and Development.

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.