British Pharmacological Society honours Joel Tarning

Professor Joel Tarning has been awarded the biennial Grahame-Smith Prize by the British Pharmacological Society for outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacology.


Joel is WWARN's Head of Pharmacometrics, part of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) network, and has also headed MORU's Clinical Pharmacology Department since 2012. 

Joel's research interests include infectious disease pharmacology and the use of novel pharmacometric methodologies to identify and optimise the dose in particularly vulnerable populations, such as children and pregnant women. His work on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of antimalarial drugs in young children with uncomplicated and severe malaria has already had a global impact, resulting in revised WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. 

Prof Sir Nick White, former chairman of the WWARN Board and a member of the IDDO Board, said: "It is very fitting that Joel has won an award associated with such a giant in the field. This prize recognises outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacology and is awarded biennially in memory of Prof David Grahame-Smith".

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