In the lead up to her retirement, Dr Letizia Foroni, Principal Teaching Fellow in the Department of Immunology and Inflammation, reflects on her career in haematology.
Rest in Peace (R.I.P.): that is what I feel will happen in a few weeks. I will be able to rest…and not feel guilty for it!
I am about to retire, at the end of February 2022, exactly 40 years since I started working at what was then known as the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Medical Research Council Leukaemia Unit. This was where, totally out of the blue, I landed on 9 June 1982.
A one-way ticket to London
I arrived from Italy to attend the worldwide renowned ‘Advances in Haematology’ course after a preliminary contact with the head of the Unit, Prof Lucio Luzzatto, and my consultant, Prof Corrocher. What only my mother knew was that I had bought a one-way ticket on a plane from Milan Airport. Verona, where I was born, didn’t even have an airport from where one could fly to London. (more…)
This post was originally published on the Department of Medicine Staff Blog on 20 November 2018.
Dr Wayne Mitchell is a Senior Teaching Fellow who has been awarded a President’s Award for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience, in recognition of his efforts to create a better learning environment for students. We spoke to him more about his role for the latest instalment of our Staff Profile series.
This post was originally published on the Department of Medicine Staff Blog on 25 January 2019.
In the latest instalment of our Staff Profile series, we spoke to Dr Sophie Rutschmann about balancing her two roles as a Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for Postgraduate Education in the Faculty of Medicine, the far-reaching benefits of teaching, and fostering an effective learning environment for students.
This post was originally published on the Department of Medicine Staff Blog on 20 May 2019.
On Friday 10 May, academics gathered at the Academy of Medical Sciences to define the direction and priorities of the new Department of Immunology and Inflammation, ahead of its official launch this August.