UCL Institute of Child Health
|UCL Institute of Child Health|
|Director||Professor Andrew Copp|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Website||UCL Institute of Child Health|
The UCL Institute of Child Health is an academic department of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of University College London (UCL) and is located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1946 and is the largest concentration of child health professionals in Europe. Current research focusses on broad biomedical topics, ranging from immunology to epidemiology.
The Institute of Child Health was founded in 1946 by professor Alan Moncrieff with the funding of a chair in child health by the Nuffield Foundation. It acted as a postgraduate school of preventive and therapeutic paediatrics of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the University of London. Moncrieff served as director until 1964.
ICH sets out its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children through research and public engagement. To further this agenda, ICH joined the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at University College London in 2006. The research is internationally recognised, with the ICH gaining Grade 5*A in the Higher Education Funding Council for England ratings. The institute also won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2000.
There are eight research themes in the Institute:
- Cardiorespiratory Sciences
- General and Adolescent Paediatrics
- Genes, Development and Disease
- Infection and Immunity
- Neurosciences and Mental Health
- Nutritional and Surgical Sciences
- Population Health Sciences
Notable faculty of the Institute include:
- Professor Carol Dezateux CBE, who was recognised in Queen Elizabeth II New Year honours for her contribution to paediatric epidemiology
- Professor Terence Stephenson, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
- Professor Sir Cyril Chantler, received a knighthood for his services to medicine in 1996, and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Great Ormond Street Hospital and ICH.
- Professor John Martin, Vice President of the European Society of Cardiology and chairman of the Expert Cardiovascular Committee in DG XII at the European Commission. Awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology.
- Professor Catherine Peckham, CBE
- Professor Agostino Pierro, Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery, won the 2008 tribute from the medical charity SPARKS.
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