Honorary Graduate, 9 July 2013 3pm - Professor Sir John Tooke

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 08, 2013 03:55 PM |
Leading medical figure who served on Medical Schools Council with Dean of Leicester Medical School

After graduating from Oxford in 1974, Professor Sir John Tooke was lecturer with the Wellcome Trust and Exeter’s Postgraduate Medical School, before becoming Vice Provost (Health), Head of the School of Life & Medical Sciences and Head of the Medical School at UCL. He is also Academic Director of UCL’s Academic Health Science Centre, UCL Partners, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the immediate past Chair of both the Medical Schools Council and the UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC). Tooke was knighted in 2007 for services to medicine.

His research interests focus on diabetes and its vascular complications:  he is a recipient of the European Association of Diabetes Camillo Golgi Award, Former Chair of the Diabetes UK Professional Section and former President of the European Society for Microcirculation. The University of Exeter was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for his work on the pathogenesis of diabetic microangiopathy.

He has praised Leicester medical students for their enthusiasm and expressed his admiration for the unviersity’s impact on medical science, singling out its research into cardiovascular disease for esteem.

Professor Sir John Tooke will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Science at this week’s Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday 9 July 2013.