Congratulations to Sadaf Farooqi who has been awarded the prestigious Dale Medal of the Society for Endocrinology.
The Dale Medal is awarded, on an annual basis, to a member of the scientific community in recognition of outstanding studies which have changed our understanding of endocrinology in a fundamental way. The Dale Medal is the highest accolade bestowed by the Society for Endocrinology, which supports researchers and clinicians.
On hearing the news, she said:
I am delighted and honoured to receive this award on behalf of many talented current and former team members whose work is being recognised. Our research has been made possible by a network of clinical collaborators throughout the world, who have worked with us over the last 20 years. I am grateful to the Wellcome Trust who have supported me throughout my career through their Fellowship schemes and to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre who have provided continuous support for our clinical research.
The Dale Medal is named after Sir Henry Dale a Cambridge pharmacologist and physiologist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Professor Otto Loewi in 1936, for their work on acetylcholine and neurotransmission. Dale was also Chairman of the Wellcome Trust.
The award will be presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual meeting in 2021.