Dr Rosalind Eggo wins Medical Research Foundation’s 2021 Emerging Leaders Prize

Last week, Dr Rosalind Eggo, CMMID’s co-director, was one of four leading scientists awarded the Medical Research Foundation’s 2021 Emerging Leaders Prize.
Dr Rosalind Eggo

The Prize was to recognise ground-breaking COVID-19 research that has shaped national and international responses to the pandemic.

On receiving the award, Dr Eggo said:

"I am thrilled to be awarded the Emerging Leaders Prize by the Medical Research Foundation, in recognition of my research on COVID-19.

“It has been an honour to be part of the fantastic CMMID, using modelling to provide evidence for policy, as well as the new and inspiring Open Safely team who are making safe use of NHS data. Congratulations also to my co-awardees, I feel very privileged to be among such an amazing group of experts."

Dr Eggo has used modelling techniques to provide insight on key questions concerning the transmission and control of COVID-19.

Her work has provided the UK government with vital information on children’s susceptibility to infection, contact tracing, social distancing and the transmissibility of COVID-19 is within households and the wider population.

These insights have had a real-world impact on policy decisions and interventions and have shaped our response to the pandemic.

Congratulations to Dr Eggo and the three other awardees: Dr Katie Doores, Reader in Molecular Virology, King's College London; Dr Antonia Ho, Clinical Senior Lecturer, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and Dr Koen Pouwels, Senior Researcher, Health Economics Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.

Read more about the Prize and watch Dr Eggo’s interview

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