Double delight for academics

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Two academics from Sheffield University’s infection and immunity department have been honoured for their medical research.

Dr Sarah Walmsley and Dr Stephen Renshaw have received medical awards which will assist their research.

Dr Walmsley has received a Wellcome senior clinical fellowship – a £1.8 million grant will be awarded over the next five years helping Dr Walmsley and her team work to identify new treatment targets for patients with chronic inflammatory lung disease.

Dr Renshaw has been awarded the first Medical Research Council industry fellowship partnership award to link work in his laboratory to development projects in a large industrial drugs firm.

The award will allow him to continue his research into new treatments for inflammatory and infectious diseases.