October 2012

UCD Professor Awarded Prestigious British Medical Association Book Award

Fri, 5 October 12 09:00

Professor Prem Puri was awarded 1st Prize at the British Medical Association Award CeremonyNewborn Surgery, Third Edition edited by Professor Prem Puri, was awarded 1st Prize at the British Medical Association Award Ceremony on 13th September. This is the first time that the speciality of Paediatric Surgery has recevied the prestigious BMA Award.

Professor Puri is the Newman Clinical Research Professor and Conway Fellow at the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, and President of the National Children’s Research Centre at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital. He is currently the President of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) FOUNDATION and Secretary of the International Board of Paediatric Surgical Research. He is Past President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS), and Past President of the European Paediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA). He is Editor-in-Chief of Paediatric Surgery International, and also on the Editorial Board of several other journals. He is a member of the Health Research Board of Ireland.

Professor Puri is Honorary Fellow of a number of prestigious medical and scientific societies, including the American Surgical Association (ASA), American Academy of Paediatrics, American Paediatric Surgical Association, Japanese Association of Paediatric Surgeons, and also Argentinean, Austrian, Canadian, Czech, Croatian, Cuban, Indian, South African and Ukrainian paediatric surgical associations.

Professor Puri is known internationally for his research into underlying mechanisms causing birth defects, and innovative treatments, which have benefited children all over the world. He is a multi award-winning researcher whose previous awards include People of the Year Award in Ireland and the prestigious Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and Rehbein Medal by the European Paediatric Surgeons Association for outstanding contribution to paediatric surgery. He has been a visiting professor to many leading universities all over the world, and invited speaker to numerous international scientific meetings. He has published 10 books, 127 chapters in textbooks and over 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals.