Top city medic awarded £1.5m research bonus

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An internationally renowned scientist from Sheffield University has been awarded a £1.5 million research grant in recognition of his outstanding work.

The funding will allow Professor Jim Wild to continue his groundbreaking work on lung diseases.

He will be looking at treatment for pulmonary hypertension and other debilitating and potentially life-threatening conditions such as cystic fibrosis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in collaboration with clinicians in Sheffield and across the UK.

Professor Wild, a physicist, received the National Institute of Health Research Professorship – an award which promotes the development of pioneering research from lab bench to bedside, and also campus to clinics.