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ICH Professor recognised in New Year's Honour's List

5 January 2010

Professor Carol Dezateux has been awarded a CBE for services to science in the recently published New Year’s Honours List.

Carol Dezateux is Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology and Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), She is head of the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics and of the Population Health Sciences theme at the ICH and an honorary consultant paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust (GOSH) where she co-directs the UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre.

Professor Dezateux’s research addresses early life influences on child health and the effectiveness of screening and other clinical and public health strategies to improve the health of children. She contributes more widely to research strategy as chair of the MRC Training and Careers Group and member of the MRC Strategy Board, the National Information Governance Board, the Ethics and Confidentiality Committee and the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit Executive Committee.

Responding to the news of her CBE, she said, ”I am honoured and delighted to receive this award and the recognition it gives to our scientific research for children and their parents. This has been made possible by our MRC Centre as well as by the many colleagues who have inspired and supported me over the years.”

Professor Andrew Copp, Director at the ICH said, “In her various roles, Carol has made a remarkable contribution to her field and all of her colleagues will join me in congratulating her.”

Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive at GOSH added, “This honour is richly deserved. No-one could work harder for the benefit of children across the UK and beyond.”

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Notes to editors

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