We are delighted to report that in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, Juliet Compston, Professor of Bone Medicine, Department of Medicine, has been awarded an OBE for services to the treatment of osteoporosis, and David Neal, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Oncology will receive a CBE for his services to Surgery.
Professor Compston’s research focuses on the pathophysiology and treatment of osteoporosis, and in particular where osteoporosis is secondary to conditions such as obesity, cystic fibrosis, organ transplantation and HIV infection. She was the first to show the links between obesity and fractures in postmenopausal women. Says Professor Compston, “One in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will sustain one or more fractures due to osteoporosis during their remaining lifetime. However, osteoporosis doesn’t have the high profile it deserves and there is great scope for improving treatment, so it is particularly rewarding to have my work in this field recognised.”
Professor Compston is a Trustee of the National Osteoporosis Society.
Professor Neal has particular expertise in the field of prostate cancer and complex testicular cancer and is part of a team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital conducting robotic prostatectomies. Professor Neal is “honoured and delighted” with the award, and adds that “working with people with cancer is extremely inspiring because of their courage in dealing with this difficult disease and because they are determined to help us with our research to improve things for those who come after.”
Read about Professor Neal’s research here.