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Prestigious award to NAMRIP member Dr Parwez Hossain

Published: 7 November 2018
Dr Parwez Hossain

Dr Parwez Hossain, a consultant Ophthalmologist from the School of Medicine, has been awarded the King James IV Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the oldest surgical college in the world.

The award is given to those who have made a significant contribution to the clinical or scientific basis of surgery during their career. As part of the award, Parwez will deliver a lecture next year on ‘Preventing Blindness by Application of Real-Time Healthcare Technologies’, to showcase his work.

Parwez works both clinically and as a researcher where he is focused on finding new approaches to diagnose and manage eye disease. After meeting at a NAMRIP networking event, Parwez went onto collaborate with researchers from Electronics and Computer Science. They were successful in being awarded EPSRC NAMRIP Pump priming funds to develop a microchip to detect sight-threatening eye infections within minutes and prevent misuse of antibiotics. Parwez has since become a valued member of the NAMRIP Steering Committee.

Dr Hossain said: “This is a great honour. I would like to thank my colleagues from different disciplines across the University who have helped me to produce the quality of research that can be recognised in this way. More importantly, this recognises the significant contribution of our work in  preventing blindness from corneal disease.”

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