The ALSGBI congratulate Tan Arulampalam, Honorary Treasurer of the Society on his appointment as Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University. The School of Medicine is the newest medical school in the UK, having opened its doors to undergraduates in September 2018.
The appointment, effective from February 2019, is recognition of Professor Arulampalam’s research and track record of surgical training and education during a period of widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery in the early 2000’s to the present day. His doctoral thesis in PET imaging for cancer laid the foundation to significant work in proteomics for early diagnosis of colorectal cancer, radiomics and in particular texture analysis as well as clinical research in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer. He helped establish the ICENI Centre for training, research and education in Colchester and was Clinical Director for 6 years before taking up positions on the EAES research committee and chairing the International Development Committee of the ASGBI.
His new role will allow him to continue his research interests and training commitments for postgraduate surgeons, but importantly he will be committed to being on the faculty of the undergraduate School of Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University. He will supervise students and oversee modules in the surgical curriculum. He will of course continue to be an active member of the ALSGBI Executive and Council.