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Four NDORMS researchers have been honoured in the 2023 Recognition of Distinction Scheme, the University of Oxford’s annual exercise to confer the title of full professor for excellence in research and teaching.

Recognition of Distinction 2023
From l to r: Professors, Jonathan Cook, Claire Edwards, Marco Fritzsche, and Muhammad Kassim Javaid

Our new professors comment on receiving their new titles:

Jonathan Cook: Professor of Clinical Trials and Medical Statistics

'I'm conscious and grateful for the support of colleagues past and present without whom I would not have got to this point in my career. Additionally, I feel it's important to note that research like mine is indebted to the many participants of our studies. They have received treatments, undergone tests and completed many forms as part of these studies so that we can evaluate medicine and surgery, and improve treatment choices for patients. I'm also pleased to see recognition of the value of medical statistics, and its critical role in conducting clinical trials; these studies play a key part in evaluating new treatments as we seek to improve healthcare for everyone.'

Claire Edwards: Professor of Bone Oncology

'I'm honoured to have been awarded the title of Professor of Bone Oncology. I'm very grateful to everyone who has supported and encouraged me throughout my academic career. This reflects the hard work and commitment of all the members of my research team, past and present, who work tirelessly to combat tumour growth within bone.'

Marco Fritzsche: Professor of Biophysical Immunology

'I am grateful to receive the title of full Professor as this is a wonderful recognition of the hard work of our team. I am thankful for the support of the Kennedy leadership as well as colleagues and friends in Oxford and internationally. It has been a wonderful experience to freely pursue our research questions and technology development in such an encouraging environment.'

Muhammad Kassim Javaid: Professor of Osteoporosis and Adult Rare Bone Diseases

'I want to thank my academic and clinical colleagues, teachers, friends, and family who supported my academic journey to achieve this prestigious recognition. It really has been a team effort from an early age. I am so grateful for their invaluable experience, expertise and, most importantly, patience that has nurtured my career.
I look forward to their continued guidance and paying forward to others in their journey. Cyrus, look what we have achieved!'