MDR success at the President’s Awards Ceremony 2021

Huge congratulations to all the MDR staff who were successfully recognised at the President’s Awards Ceremony 2021, including former People and Culture Committee Co-Chair, Dr Victoria Salem, who received the prestigious Julia Higgins Award.


The Julia Higgins Awards are awarded annually to recognise individuals, groups, and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College. 

Huge congratulations to Dr Victoria Salem for winning the award. MDR wants to specifically thank her for all the hard work she put into our successful Athena SWAN Silver Award application.


The Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Health and Safety are made to individuals and teams for their outstanding commitment to improving the safety of students, staff and visitors to the College. 

Congratulations to our MDR Health and Safety Team who were highly commended:

    • Dr Michael Johns 
    • Larry Koomson 
    • Claudio Elgueta Karstegl 
    • Nicola Ruivo 
    • Chris Bamikole 
    • Nima Khandan-Nia 
    • Dr Rocio Castro-Seoane

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Animal Research is an award scheme set up in 2014 to celebrate good practice by researchers and CBS staff currently working at Imperial. 

Congratulations to MDR’s team winners: 

    • Dr Andrea Pollard, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 
    • Dr Davide Komla-Ebri, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

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