A Linton professor is among those being recognised in the New Year Honour List.
Professor Juliet Compston, an Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge, will receive her Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for services to the treatment of Osteoporosis.
Prof Compston, 68, from Mill Lane, has been working in the field for three decades, developing guidelines for treatment and pushing for them to be implemented, and is a year into a five-year term as editor in chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
“It was a lovely surprise to get the award, but as always other people are involved and nobody does all the work on their own,” she said.
“I’d like to thank all my colleagues that have helped me developing the guidelines and all the patients that have been part of the research.”
Prof Compston is married to fellow Cambridge University Professor Alastair, who teaches in the medicine department.
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