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03 April 2012

BHI cardiac surgeon appointed as one of the UK’s most outstanding leaders of healthcare research

Gianni AngeliniA leading cardiac surgeon from the Bristol Heart Institute has been selected to represent the country's most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health and social care research by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Gianni Angelini, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiac Surgery in the School of Clinical Sciences and Bristol Heart Institute, is one of 29 NIHR Senior Investigators who have been re-appointed.

Professor Angelini is one of 208 NIHR Senior Investigators - the NIHR's pre-eminent researchers who are at the cutting edge of health research focusing on the needs of patients and the public.

An independent expert panel, chaired by Professor Sir Alex Markham, advised on the appointments. These are made according to criteria of quality and volume of internationally excellent research; its relevance to patients; and the public; impact on improvements in healthcare and public health; impact of their individual research leadership; engagement of patients and the public and engagement of healthcare policy makers and planners with their research.

The annual 2012 Senior Investigator competition received 177 applications, including many from current Senior Investigators wishing to continue in this role for a second and final term.

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