publication date: May. 19, 2017

In Brief Peter Boyle, Tessa Holyoake receive Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal Medals

Peter Boyle, president of the International Prevention Research Institute and director, of the University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health and Tessa Holyoake, director of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, received this year’s RSE Royal Medals.

Donald Runnicles, chief conductor, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, also received the medal this year.

Boyle was recognized for his contribution to global cancer control and public health policy and Holyoake for discovery of the existence of cancer stem cells in the chronic myeloid leaukaemia and her development of a new therapy for this condition. 

RSE Royal Medals were instituted by the queen to mark the millennium and have been awarded since then with her approval.

These accolades are awarded for distinction in any of the following categories: life sciences; physical and engineering sciences; arts, humanities and social sciences; and business and commerce.


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