UHNM Consultant Wins European Research Award


Gastroenterology research work undertaken at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) has received recognition across Europe, as Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Adam Farmer, pictured above, wins a prestigious Rising Star award.

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is a professional organisation made up of all the leading societies concerned with digestive health in Europe. Each year, UEG and the National Societies Committee select six to eight emerging clinical scientists as Rising Stars.

Selection for such an accolade is based on a track record of international quality research, reflecting the standard of research undertaken at UHNM and Dr Farmer's outstanding career as a researcher at the Trust.

He said: "I am delighted and honoured to receive this award. It is fantastic to have my research recognised in this way and to reflect well on the UHNM Research and Development department and the wider Trust."

Dr Farmer, who leads several trials at UHNM and has led trials across the country as Chief Investigator, has been invited to partake in UEG Week 2018 in Vienna, Austria, as a speaker, following his award.

Professor Herbert Tilg, Chair of the UEG Scientific Committee, said: "As well as recognising outstanding work in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, the UEG Rising Star Awards provide researchers with a durable platform to further evolve their professional career. I, along with my colleagues at UEG, look forward to Dr Farmer's Rising Star presentation at UEG Week Vienna 2018." ​