2016 Oxford Harrington Scholarship
It was announced in August 2016 that Professor Valentine Macaulay was awarded the 2016 Oxford Harrington Scholarship. Professor Macaulay’s work focuses on understanding growth factor receptor function, and the award was given to support novel approaches to disrupt receptor function as therapy for cancer. "I am honoured to be selected as the 2016 Oxford Harrington Scholar" said Professor Macaulay, "and I will do my utmost to exploit the opportunities provided by this award.".
The Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) at University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio, and University of Oxford have formed an affiliation that will leverage the academic medical centre’s combined expertise and resources to advance highly promising drug discovery projects.
The HDI is a nonprofit organisation that was formed in 2012. The mission of the HDI is to advance medicine and society by enabling inventive physician-scientists to turn their discoveries into medicines that improve human health.
"I am delighted that Professor Macaulay has been selected as the next Oxford-Harrington Scholar," said Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford. "This program will support her novel approach around hormone receptors, which shows promise in treating cancers that touch millions of lives around the world."