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08 May 2019

Professor Gideon Lack selected to join prestigious Fellowship

The Academy of Medical Sciences has today elected 50 of the UK’s leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to their prestigious Fellowship. They were chosen from 413 candidates.

Gideon Lack
Gideon Lack

Gideon Lack, Professor of Paediatric Allergy, is one of four King's academics announced today to join the Academy. Joining Professor Lack is the President and Principal of King's, Professor Edward ByrneProfessor Anne-Marie Rafferty from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, and Andrew Tutt, Professor of Oncology and James Briscoe, Visiting Professor of Mathematics.



I am thrilled and delighted to have been elected to join The Academy of Medical Sciences. It is both a great honour to me and a tribute to my dedicated colleagues at King's College London with whom I have worked closely in our goal to prevent food allergies in children.

Professor Gideon Lack

Professor Lack is leading work in determining the best strategy to prevent peanut allergy in children. He is also the Head of the Clinical Academic Paediatric Allergy Service, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and has established two of the nation’s five paediatric allergy centres, and is a co-founder of the Allergy Academy at King’s.

The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society. Many of the new Fellows have also made a contribution to medical science through outstanding leadership, public engagement and supporting the career advancement of junior trainees.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 26 June 2019. 

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Gideon Lack

Professor of Paediatric Allergy