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Incoming Dean of Medicine closes LifeLab Showcase event

Published: 3 July 2018
Diana Eccles
Diana Eccles

Medicine’s incoming Dean Professor Diana Eccles had the honour of closing this year’s LifeLab Showcase event.

Diana, who takes up her new post in September, joined more than 30 guests from across the University, along with representatives from University Hospital Southampton, partner organisations, charities who support LifeLab and some of the volunteers who give up their time to inspire LifeLab’s students with their work.

LifeLab’s students, teachers and parents were also welcomed as the stars of the show.

Along with celebrating LifeLab’s achievements over the past year, there was also a presentation of certificates before inviting guests to vote for their favourite poster presentation from a number that have been produced by students who have visited the purpose-built education space at University Hospital Southampton.

Diana, who officially closed the event, said her impressions of the project are: “Lifelab makes me think about a famous quote, slightly adapted ‘Give me a child at an impressionable age and they are mine for life’.

“Teaching school children about what a healthy lifestyle means and why adopting a healthy lifestyle will benefit them and the whole population is so important there should be a life lab in every school.

“The students coming through LifeLab, part of the University of Southampton, find out not only about the science behind healthy living but also about potential careers in the fields of science and medicine.

“We are proud to be generating the stars of tomorrow.”

To find out more, visit the LifeLab website or to follow the event on Twitter use the #LifeLabShowcase

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