UCL appoints new Director of the Division of Medicine

Professor Sam Janes has been appointed as UCL’s next Director of the Division of Medicine.

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Its powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities. UCL is one of the world’s premier universities; ranked eighth in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2022). 

The Division of Medicine is the largest department in the Faculty of Medical Sciences within the School of Life and Medical Sciences, forming one of the largest concentrations of biomedical scientists in Europe. 

Sam is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine, an Respiratory Consultant at UCLH, Director of the Lung Cancer Board for London Cancer, lead for Pulmonary at the International Society of Cellular Therapies and Vice-Chair of the National ‘Clinical Expert Group’ on Lung Cancer. In 2022, he was elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Prior to becoming Director of the Division of Medicine, he was Head of the Respiratory Research Department and Vice-Dean of Research for the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UCL.

Sam said of his appointment as Director: “It is hugely exciting to be appointed as the Director of Medicine at UCL. While the UK shudders under the numerous local and global pressures, UCL and in particular the Division of Medicine, remains world leading in delivering basic science through to translation and most importantly patient impact. It’s a true honour to be able help enable both the star scientists we have now, and perhaps even more excitingly nurture the stars of the future.’




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