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Society President welcomes the appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance as the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser

Published: 08 Nov 2017 in Society news

Professor David Webb, President of the British Pharmacological Society, welcomes the appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance as the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

This will be fantastic news for UK science. Patrick has been hugely influential in scientific research and development at GSK, leading on open innovation and industry-academic partnerships, for over ten years. Before that, his work in heading up the Division of Medicine at University College London established his credentials in academic and clinical leadership. This experience, grounded in academic and medical rigour and supplemented by commercial acumen, will serve the UK exceptionally well at a time when the successful implementation of the government’s new industrial strategy is paramount.

On a personal note, it gives me great pleasure to see a colleague, who is both a Clinical Pharmacologist and Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, contributing at the very top level of scientific strategy.

David Webb, President, British Pharmacological Society

Read the announcement on GOV.UK