4 December, 2015
Sir John Savill, who sits on the UKCDS Board, has led the MRC since 2010, in which time it has significantly increased its global research.
Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), has been reappointed to lead the research organisation until 2018.
Sir John Savill, who sits on the UKCDS Board, has led the MRC since 2010, in which time it has significantly increased its global research. This has included co-funding the Health Systems Research Initiative with ESRC, the Wellcome Trust and DFID, and becoming a key delivery partner in the Newton Fund.
“There has never been a more exciting time in UK medical research, with partnership initiatives such as the Farr and Crick Institutes promising remarkable long-term gains in health and wealth,” said Sir John Savill. “It will be a privilege to serve the MRC as it works with patients, investigators, funders, industry and government to discover new approaches to the grand challenges faced by our society.”
The appointment is from 1 April 2016 until 30 September 2018.
For more information see the MRC website.