Professor Munir Pirmohamed knighted

The University of Liverpool’s David Weatherall Chair in Medicine, Professor Munir Pirmohamed, has received a Knights Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015.

Professor Pirmohamed, also Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, holds the only NHS Chair in Pharmacogenetics in the UK and is Director of the Medical Research Council’s Centre for Drug Safety Sciences. He has been recognised with a knighthood for his services to medicine.

Munir is also NIHR CLAHRC NWC's Theme Leader for Delivering Personalised Health and Care.

Through this theme, we work to improve self-care by patients, improve access to care in the community, and allow its integration in complex chronic conditions with a personalised approach.

We provide NHS practitioners and patients with innovations in personalised medicine, medical devices and diagnostic tools that genuinely add value but not cost.
Research will focus on individual variability in drug response, both safety and efficacy with a view to evaluating the mechanisms, and identifying strategies to personalise healthcare in order to optimise drug efficacy and minimise toxicity.

The theme have continuous activity to evaluate and optimise the effectiveness of assistive technologies which have the capacity to improve outcomes for patients and to help deliver more efficient healthcare across the wider healthcare system as piloted in the TSB-funded DALLAS programme and specifically the Liverpool-based More Independent (Mi) project.

You can read more about Munir (and all our team) on the about us section of our website.


More articles     Posted on: 15 June 2015