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The OxCODE members are two of eight Oxford researchers that have been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.

The new Fellows have been elected to the Academy in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the advancement of biomedical and health science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.

Professor Vyas is a Professor of Haematology, a Consultant Physician and OxCODE Associate Director, whose research involves improving the understanding of the fundamental biological processes underlying normal and malignant haematopoiesis and translating this to improve patient outcomes through new rational therapies.

Professor Vyas said "I am delighted and honoured to be elected a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences that does so much good work for medicine and science. I have had the privilege of working with immensely talented and wonderful colleagues in the MRC WIMM, in Oxford and elsewhere; and this recognition would not have been possible without them. I also want to acknowledge the vibrant and rewarding environment of the MRC WIMM and Oxford, which makes all of this possible."

Julia Hippisley-Cox FMedSci is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. She pioneered the development, validation and implementation of open source clinical risk prediction tools, to identify people at high risk of major health conditions for intervention, which has had a major impact on improving patient outcomes.

Professor Hippisley-Cox said: 'I am thrilled to be elected as a Fellow which reflects not only my work but that of many colleagues across various sectors with whom I am working. It’s a huge privilege to have developed tools such as QRISK which is widely used every day across the NHS to quantify risk of heart disease and stroke, helping prioritise interventions to reduce their risk.'

Read the full story on the Oxford University website.