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York academic receives prestigious international accolades

Posted on 22 October 2012

A University of York academic has received two major international awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to health economics.

Mike Drummond, a Professor in York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE), has received the first ever honorary doctorate awarded by the Institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

In addition, the Society for Medical Decision Making in the USA has presented Professor Drummond with the John Eisenberg Award in recognition of his exemplary leadership in the practical application of medical decision-making research.

Professor Drummond is recognised globally as an expert in the field of the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programmes. He has undertaken evaluations in a wide range of medical fields including care of the elderly, neonatal intensive care, immunisation programmes, services for people with AIDS, eye health care and pharmaceuticals.

He was Director of York’s Centre for Health Economics from 1995 to 2005 and is the author of two leading books and over 600 scientific publications. He has acted as a consultant to the World Health Organization and was Project Leader of a European Union project on the Methodology of Economic Appraisal of Health Technology.

Professor Drummond is a former President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Society’s journal Value in Health. In 2008, he received his first honorary doctorate from City University, London and in 2010 was made a member of the Institute of Medicine in the USA, one of only 27 members from the UK. He also served for nine years on the Guidelines Review Panel of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) until March 2012.

Professor Drummond said: “These awards represent further international recognition of the outstanding research in health economics conducted at the University of York and the important contribution of my colleagues to the work of NICE in the UK.”

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