The FPM is delighted to hear that our Vice-President, Dr Flic Gabbay, has been awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The prestigious award recognises the outstanding contributions Dr Gabbay has made to medical science and medicines. This has been awarded to her based on her significant initiatives in pharmaceutical medicine both for contributing to the introduction of many innovative medicines and setting standards in medicines research, development and oversight.
Dr Gabbay spent 11 years in big pharma before founding a CRO sold to PPD, then was CEO of two small biotechs and subsequently founded TranScrip, a leading pharma consultancy, in 2008.
She chaired the RCP London working party that set up the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine under the three UK Colleges of Physicians (1989) where she spent 9 years as Academic Registrar while continuing her pharmaceutical career. Her contributions to standards in R&D go well beyond the Faculty working on numerous global drug development guidelines for rheumatology, epilepsy, ethics, antibiotics, antivirals, respiratory medicine and the pharmaceutical panel for the NHS-HTA, the forerunner of UK HTA.
Dr Gabbay joins a small group of other pharmaceutical medicine Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences which highlights the growing recognition of the specialty of pharmaceutical medicine and the vital role it plays in innovative research and in supporting the health of patients.