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Prof Ken Judge and Dr Anna Gilmore
Professor Ken Judge awarded Dr Anna Gilmore with the World No Tobacco Day Medal

Internal News - 22 September 2008

Researcher receives prestigious award at School for Health conference

Delegates from across the UK health sector attended the School for Health’s Research Matters conference held in University Hall last Friday.

Head of the School, Professor Ken Judge, presented Dr Anna Gilmore with a prestigious award on behalf of the World Health Organisation, recognising her outstanding efforts in conducting research on tobacco control and the tobacco industry in Europe.

Dr Gilmore was nominated for the World No Tobacco Day Medal by the International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT) in recognition of the valuable contribution her work has made to tobacco control through her important scientific results with significant implications for public policy.

Other top researchers from the School presented their latest findings in a series of talks followed by a poster session with current students of the Professional Doctorate in Health.

Topics discussed included teenage mental health, childhood obesity and the dangers of an over-indulgent lifestyle, highlighting some of the diverse research activities taking place in the School for Health that are influencing policy at a regional, national and international level.

Professor Julian Le Grand from the London School of Economics rounded off the event with a keynote lecture on the major challenges facing the nation’s health today.

Professor Ken Judge said: "This was a very rewarding event. It provided an opportunity for the School to showcase the diversity and excellence of its research. It also enabled us to make new links and consolidate existing ones with a wide variety of organisations including the Department of Health, Cancer Research UK and many local PCTs and health care trusts.

“I am especially grateful to all of my colleagues who contributed to and supported this event."