Endocrine Abstracts (2012) 28

British Thyroid Association Pitt-Rivers Lecture



Jayne Franklyn, Head, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine,College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK Abstract

Jayne Franklyn was awarded the MBChB (with Honours) degree at the University of Birmingham, UK in 1979. She was subsequently awarded MD and PhD for research into thyroid hormone action and TSH gene regulation whilst working as a MRC Training Fellow and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow. She was appointed Professor of Medicine, University of Birmingham and Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK in 1995 and was appointed to William Withering Chair of Medicine, February 2011.

Her longstanding laboratory and clinical research interests focus on the pathogenesis and long term consequences of thyroid cancer and autoimmune thyroid disease.

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians Goulstonian Lectureship, as well as Plenary Lectureships of the Society for Endocrinology, Clinical Endocrinology Trust, the International Congress of Endocrinology and both Keynote and Paul Starr Lectureships of the American Thyroid Association.

Professor Franklyn is the Head of the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences of the University of Birmingham since 2008 and an active teacher and mentor, as well as researcher, with over 250 peer reviewed papers in thyroid research.

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