We are delighted to announce that Mo Abu Hilal, one of our charity founders, has been awarded a chair in Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
This is an academic promotion, which is awarded in recognition of excellence and high performance in research, education, international reputation and enterprise. The award is particularly prestigious as it has been awarded by a Russell group University which represent the top 20 universities in the UK.
For Professor Abu Hilal, this is just reward and recognition of his very active research and academic achievements. He has authored a large number of publications in respected medical journals, initiated many important studies.
He has also conducted controlled trials and is internationally recognised for his work in developing key hole liver and pancreatic surgery in the UK and worldwide. His research puts Southampton on the international map as an important key player in the field alongside his teaching and training a large number of UK and international surgeons. This year Mo has hosted the first international meeting to establish guidelines in laparoscopic liver surgery. The guidelines have been published this month as the Southampton Guidelines to be adopted worldwide.
I am sure all our supporters will want to join LAPR&D in congratulating Mo on his well-deserved appointment.