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Prestigious award for 'outstanding' primary-care researcher
Date:5/19/2009

The 'outstanding' work of Julia Hippisley-Cox, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice at The University of Nottingham, has been recognised by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Professor Hippisley-Cox has been awarded the highly prestigious John Fry Silver Medal an award made each year to a younger member of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing as a practicing GP.

Professor Hippisley-Cox said: "It's a great honour to receive this award and I would like to thank my colleagues, The University of Nottingham, EMIS and the general practices who have contributed data medical research without which much of the research would not have been possible."

Established in 1995, the award commemorates the work of John Fry, one of the founders of epidemiology in general practice and perhaps the most prominent GP of his generation involved in research.

Professor Mike Pringle, Medical Director of Revalidation at the Royal College of General Practitioners and Professor in Primary Care at The University of Nottingham, who presented the award, said: "Julia Hippisley-Cox's remarkable academic achievements make her a very worthy recipient of the John Fry Award."

There are two defining developments for which Professor Hippisley-Cox is renowned.

Having recognised the potential of routine GP electronic clinical records for research, Professor Hippisley-Cox established QResearch the largest clinical research database in the world in partnership with leading clinical systems provider EMIS. This database is now used by researchers throughout the UK and, increasingly, in Europe. There have been over 100 research publications using its data so far.

She also established QSurveillance, the largest surveillance system of its kind worldwide another partnership with EMIS. QSurveillance extracts routine clinical data from general practices so that
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Contact: Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox
Julia.hippisley-cox@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-846-6915
University of Nottingham
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