Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
Professor Anna Dominiczak is no stranger to big-build projects, having been closely involved with the creation of the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre a few years ago. Her current focus is across the river, where the University’s latest campus is taking shape as part of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Working with University and NHS colleagues, Professor Dominiczak has established £60m of academic facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Teaching & Learning Centre, which will provide training for the next generation of doctors, scientists and clinical academics. She says, ‘The hospital is one of the largest and most modern acute hospitals in Europe and the centre has been designed to run right alongside it, affording students the opportunity to get first-hand experience of pioneering patient care, but equally for patients to benefit from the latest medical research.’
Other new developments include a new clinical research facility which will focus on early-stage clinical trials, an imaging centre of excellence which will have a 7 Tesla MRI scanner for new diagnostics of brain diseases, and a new centre for precision medicine, the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, which will pioneer the most efficacious treatments for chronic diseases such as cancer, arthritis, stroke and heart disease.
Professor Dominiczak concludes, ‘Our students and scientists will be at the epicentre of transferring the very latest discoveries to patient care.’