Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
New MRC Health Innovation Champion appointed
12 Apr 2019
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak has been appointed as MRC Health Innovation Champion, on secondment from the University of Glasgow.
Professor Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She is also an honorary consultant physician and non-executive member of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. Among her many honours, she was awarded a DBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science. She has served extensively on national and international research committees and advisory boards, including the MRC’s Translational Research Group.
Professor Fiona Watt, MRC Executive Chair, said: “This is a new senior role within the MRC and will enable us to work more effectively with commercial partners – large and small – to deliver on our mission of encouraging and supporting research to improve human health.”
Professor Dominiczak said: “I am delighted to be chosen for this senior role within the MRC. The MRC supports some of the world’s most important research and is dedicated to improving health through innovation. I look forward to playing a part in that and sharing my expertise, and that of the University of Glasgow, as we work together to drive health innovation.”