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Professor Richard Peto and Dr Ann McPherson win prestigious prizes and BMJ awards.

Richard PetoProfessor Sir Richard Peto’s outstanding career in medical research has been recognised by the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the BMJ Group at a ceremony in London last night, following a vote by the British Medical Journal's readers. Fully story here.

The award seeks to recognise a unique and substantial contribution to improving health. His work has contributed to reduced death rates in many areas of the world by demonstrating the effectiveness of some widely practicable treatments, the hazards of smoking and, in particular, the benefits of stopping smoking.

Dr Ann McPherson of the Department of Primary Health Care was another Oxford winner at the awards dinner, being named as the Communicator of the Year. Sadly, Dr McPherson lost her battle with cancer shortly after receiving her award. Further information about this 'remarkable communicator' can be found here.

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