Prof Ian Pavord elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences

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Professor Ian Pavord is one of the 48 scientists who have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship. The elected fellows of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences represent some of the best science in the country. Founded in 1998, the Academy is an independent body that aims to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society.

Professor Pavord is an internationally renowned respiratory medicine researcher with a particular interest in asthma, chronic pulmonary disease and chronic cough. He played a leading role in developing three of the most promising emerging treatments for these conditions, He has published over 260 scientific papers, including three of the 20 most cited papers in the field in the last 10 years. He has an H-index of 65. His main contribution has been to develop new methods to assess and treat airway inflammation and airway diseases. He has been joint Chief Medical Advisor to Asthma UK since May 2008 and joint Editor of Thorax since 2010.

Professor Pavord said, 'I am delighted to be elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. I will work very hard to be a good ambassador for Respiratory Medicine and clinical research.’