10th September 2004




A leading Professor of Therapeutics is to be praised at a ceremony held at Lincoln Cathedral next week.


Professor Peter Rubin will receive an honorary award from the University of Lincoln for his contributions to medical science.


His career as a physician has been primarily in academic medicine and he has specialised in medical disorders in pregnancy, establishing an internationally recognised clinical research programme at the interface between internal medicine, pharmacology and obstetrics.


Since 1982 Professor Rubin has worked as a consultant physician both in Glasgow and in Nottingham and continues to practice as a general physician.


He is Professor of Therapeutics at the University of Nottingham, where he has also held the positions of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Medicine.


He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, past Chairman of the Council of Heads of Medical Schools Admissions Group and President of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.


As Chair of the General Medical Council’s Education Committee Professor Rubin has led a major shift in direction in undergraduate medical education, and is currently completing the most far-reaching review of pre-registration house officer training for half a century.


In this role he has also chaired the working party that radically altered and modernised guidance on medical student health and conduct and is now involved in overseeing the development of four new medical schools in the UK.


A spokesman for the university said, “We are delighted to honour Professor Rubin’s considerable achievements, and his attendance at our ceremony will be a great inspiration to graduating students at the university.”


Professor Rubin will receive his honorary award on Tuesday 14th September at 7:30pm.


For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                mcross@lincoln.ac.uk