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Academic Council Member Announced as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences 

Our Academic Council member Professor Samir Bhatt has been announced as one of the 58 exceptional biomedical or health scientists elected as a Fellow of the UK’s prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences for 2024.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent, expert body representing the diversity of medical science in the UK. Its mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society.

New Fellows are recognized for their remarkable contributions to advancing biomedical and health sciences, ground-breaking research discoveries, and translating work into patient benefits.

Professor Andrew Morris, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “It is an honor to welcome these brilliant minds to our Fellowship. Our new Fellows lead pioneering work in biomedical research and are driving remarkable improvements in healthcare.” 

Headshot of Professor Samir Bhatt
Schmidt Science Fellows Academic Council member Professor Samir Bhatt

Professor Bhatt is Professor of Machine Learning and Public Health at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Professor of Statistics and Public Health at Imperial College, London.

He said:  “It is an honor to be recognised by this Fellowship and I greatly appreciate the support of the Academy throughout my career to date.”

He is a Schmidt Science Fellows Academic Council member and brings a breadth of expertise to our Fellowship community, particularly in computer science,  machine learning, and knowledge and experience of the European scientific landscape. His role also includes providing one-to-one mentoring for our Fellows.

He added: “Providing support, advice and mentoring to the next generation of researchers is incredibly important in ensuring people reach their potential. It is a value that is critical to me and to both Schmidt Science Fellows and the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Schmidt Science Fellowship  focuses on interdisciplinary science, and I see exciting results ahead from the new cohorts of young researchers “