Academic receives prestigious anaesthesia award
Professor David Lambert from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has been awarded with the prestigious Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) Foundation award for his 'significant, ongoing, tireless, diplomatic and successful work with the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA)’.
The AAGBI Foundation Award is awarded by the Board of Trustees of the AAGBI Foundation, the AAGBI’s charity, to those who have made significant contributions to the AAGBI Foundation, its objects and goals.
The current objectives of the AAGBI Foundation are:
- The advancement of public education in and the promotion of those branches of medical science concerned with anaesthesiology.
- The promotion of study and research into anaesthesiology and related sciences and the publication of the results of all such study and research.
Professor Lambert said: “It is a tremendous honour to receive this award personally; but it’s really for the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia and how this organisation is supporting anaesthetic research.”
The citation with the award, written by Prof David Rowbotham, a past Vice President of the AAGBI read: “He joined the University of Leicester in 1987 to pursue his interests in cell signalling in the Department of Pharmacology. His long and enduring association with anaesthesia commenced when he was appointed Lecturer in the University Department of Anaesthesia in 1991 progressing up the ranks to Professor of Anaesthetic Pharmacology and, more recently, Director of Postgraduate Research, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology at Leicester.”
Prof David Rowbotham went on to say "As a laboratory scientist, the sustained and continued contribution of Prof David Lambert to anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine in the UK has been second-to-none.”
"His influence on our profession has been much more profound that his excellent and novel scientific output. As a scientist he has embraced completely the speciality of anaesthesia dedicating much of his time to the promotion and development of the speciality as a whole.
"We are all indebted to Prof Lambert; his tireless work on behalf of our profession has enhanced our research profile and reputation, aided the careers of many of our trainees and maximised the benefits of research funding, including that provided by the AAGBI. All this in addition to the magnificent contribution made by his own research."