Welcome Professor Sarah Lewington As The Distinguished Professor at UMBI

We would like to convey our heartiest congratulations and thank you to Professor Sarah Lewington for being appointed as our Distinguished Professor at the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI). Professor Sarah is an epidemiologist and statistician. She graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from Leicester University in 1988 and spent five years working as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to university to study for an MSc in Applied Statistics at Southampton University. She went to the University  of Oxford to co-ordinate the Prospective Studies Collaboration in 1995 and gained her DPhil in Epidemiology in 1999. Professor Sarah’s main research interest is in major risk factors for premature adult mortality (particularly tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity) in low- and middle- income countries. She is the Oxford-based lead for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India, and leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that form the CTSU’s Diverse Population Studies Group. In 2016, Professor Sarah was elected as a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College. The appointment as a Distinguished Professor at UMBI begins from 25 February 2020 to 24 February 2022, for two years. We hope her expertise will further enhance the international research collaboration and publication between UKM and the University of Oxford. Our heartfelt congratulations and thank you again to Professor Sarah Lewington, and we look forward to working with you in the future.