"Professor Tony Weetman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health at the University of Sheffield, has been recognised for his pioneering work investigating the thyroid with a prestigious international award.
Professor Weetman, who is also an Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will receive the Paul Starr Award from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) later this year.
The award acknowledges an outstanding contribution to clinical thyroidology and will be presented at the 83rd Annual ATA Meeting in Puerto Rico.
Professor Weetman said: “I am really delighted to receive this award for the work my group has done over the last 30 years, especially as my mentor Reg Hall was a recipient in 1987. Thyroid diseases are the most common disorders of the endocrine system, affecting five per cent of the population, and research is essential to provide the best outcome for these patients.”