Prestigious research medal for Professor Wei Shen Lim


March 11th, 2022

Professor Wei Shen Lim, a consultant respiratory physician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, has been recognised by The Royal College of Physicians for his outstanding contribution to clinical medicine.

Professor Lim receives the Moxon Medal, which is awarded every three years by the royal college to a distinguished clinical researcher for “outstanding observation and research in clinical medicine”.

Professor Lim is an expert in respiratory medicine and his research interests include community-acquired pneumonia and flu. He is a member of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, which has helped shape government response to Covid-19 and deliver effective treatments.

Chair of JCVI, Professor Wei Shen Lim in 10 Downing Street. Picture by Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street

As chair of Covid-19 Immunisation on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), Professor Lim has acted as an independent advisor to the government regarding the Covid-19 vaccine programme.

The Moxon Medal was founded in memory of Dr Walter Moxon, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Croonian Lecturer of the Royal College, who practised, taught and researched medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London.

The awards were established following Dr Moxon’s death in 1886 and the gold medal’s notable recipients include William Jenner and Alexander Fleming.

Professor Lim said: “The award was totally unexpected and to join such illustrious company is truly humbling. This honour is also a welcome opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for the support and dedication of my outstanding colleagues in clinical and academic medicine.”

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