Pakistani professor elected as fellow of UK’s most prestigious and oldest scientific society
These members also include six Nobel Laureates and other inventive leaders in science policy.
A professor from Aga Khan University has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom. Zulfiqar Bhutta has been given this prestigious opportunity due to his contributions to global child health for over three decades.
For his contributions to global child health Zulfiqar Bhutta has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Working with public health workers in Pakistan, he has led more than a dozen large scale trials into maternal, newborn and child health. #RSFellows https://t.co/dPUdSOHeB4 pic.twitter.com/a2qZYRjkmN
— The Royal Society (@royalsociety) May 1, 2020
The professor was chosen alongside 62 other scientists from across the world as members and fellows of the Royal Society. These members also include six Nobel Laureates and other inventive leaders in science policy.
A Pakistani ?? professor, AKU’s Zulfiqar Bhutta, elected as a Fellow of @royalsociety, a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to global child health over 3 decades. https://t.co/sA2aUp0WsF #WeAreAKU #AKUFaculty pic.twitter.com/6JieLANdR0
— Aga Khan University (@AKUGlobal) April 29, 2020
Talking about his accomplishment, Bhutta said he is humbled to have been given this opportunity as selection to the Royal Society is rare outside of the UK, especially for a pediatrician and global public health scientist.
He continued that he owes this achievement to the hundreds of students and staff members who worked alongside him over the years.
‘’And to my family, my dearest wife and children and the expanded AKU family’’, Bhutta concluded.
Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the oldest and most prestigious scientific society in the UK.
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