Flic Gabbay becomes Honorary Fellow of BPS

Posted on: Monday 16 January 2023
Author: FPM

FPM President Dr Flic Gabbay has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) in their 2022 cohort.

Honorary Fellows are elected for life in recognition of sustained excellence and leadership in science, healthcare, and public service.

You can read Flic’s entry on the BPS honorary fellows directory. 

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Official citation

Flic Gabbay is a physician who has led innovative programmes and set standards in pharmaceutical medicine. In Parke Davis in the 80s, her group ran the Helsinki Heart Study, the first lipid lowering study that demonstrated that lipid regulation could reduce post infarct morbidity, and the team also oversaw the development of tacrine, the first anticholinesterase inhibitor for Alzheimer’s Disease.  However, she is best known for developing antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals and working on AMR projects. She founded a CRO in 1990, sold it to PPD, became CEO of two small biotechs and cofounded the consultancy ,TranScrip which, since 2008 has supported R&D and regulatory work for over 300 companies. Her contributions also have included a role in establishing pharmaceutical medicine as a specialty. She chaired the working party that set up the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and spent 9y as its Academic Registrar and is now its President seeking to strengthen its role and expand membership. She has participated in many global drug development guidance working parties. She is a Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences and remains involved in numerous life sciences initiatives.

Flic Gabbay at BPS Honorary Awards
Flic Gabbay at BPS Honorary Awards