Mahiben studied preclinical medicine at Cambridge University where at the age of 20 he had the distinguished honour of lecturing medical students. He graduated with a Triple First Class and was a member of the Varsity 100. He then read clinical medicine at Green Templeton College, Oxford University, where he was the youngest appointed Teaching Scholar.
He is currently studying Global Health at Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship. In addition, Mahiben is conducting multinational collaborative research at Harvard’s Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) and the Harvard Business School, focusing on performance in health care. He has 30 academic awards, over 20 peer-reviewed publications, is a New England Journal of Medicine Gold Scholar, and has presented his work in the USA, Europe and South America, at venues including the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has a strong interest in education, publishing “Oxbridge Medicine: The Applicant’s Guide”in 2010 and is currently writing his second book on succeeding in medical school.
Mahiben has founded five philanthropic organisations, coordinating in excess of 150 medically-themed events. He is past president of the Hugh Cairns Surgical Foundation, Chairman and Founder of the UKMSA and has established an NGO that aims to improve surgical care in developing countries: the World Surgical Association. He is currently collaborating directly with Dr Thomas Zeltner (former Vice-Chair of the WHO and Swiss Secretary of Health) to tackle global health challenges internationally.
Mahiben has been appointed an Ambassador of the Sandbox Network, the foremost global community of extraordinary achievers under 30, in addition to being identified as a FreshMinds ‘Ones to Watch’. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Member of the Royal Society for Public Health (MRSPH) and International Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In his spare time he enjoys boxing and travelling.
Ben has undertaken a variety of research projects including basic science and clinical trial based research and is currently applying for academic foundation posts. He has published a number of original articles most notably the long term follow-up of CLASICC, a multicentre randomised study comparing open and laparoscopic surgery in colorectal cancer. Ben has presented his work at a number of national and international meetings. He is also a regular reviewer for the Student British Medical Journal.
Ben has also developed a keen interest in pre-hospital medicine and teaching, combining these interests through teaching and voluntary work with both the Yorkshire ambulance service and St John Ambulance. Away from medicine, Ben has a particular passion for sport, having previously trained and competed as a national level swimmer. Since arriving at university he has turned his hand to racket sports, and has represented first Bradford and now Leeds in the BUSA leagues for both badminton and squash.
Abhishek obtained a matriculation offer to study medicine at Christ’s College, the University of Cambridge where he completed his preclinical studies, graduating with Triple First Class honours and top of the year. During his time at Cambridge he was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the University of Cambridge Pharmacology Prize and the Charles Darwin Prize and was elected a honorary graduate scholar of Christ’s College. He was nominated by the University of Cambridge for the SET Award for the Best Biology Student in Europe; he was the only medical student to reach the final and was eventually adjudged runner up. Following completion of his preclinical studies, he is now at Lincoln College, the University of Oxford where he is studying clinical medicine.
Abhishek has undertaken research at the Leeds Institute for Genetics, Health and Therapeutics and the University of Cambridge Department of Pharmacology, and is currently undertaking research at the University of Oxford Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He has previously held committee positions on Cambridge University Medical Society and Mastana, a charitable organisation. Additionally, he is founder and editor of a website which provides students at the University of Cambridge with examination advice.
Abhishek has a keen interest in finance and economics and has worked for three months as an analyst at an investment bank. In his spare time he enjoys cricket, rowing, socialising and music.
Professor Novak, served as a federal prosecutor under both President Ronald Reagan’s and President Herbert Walker Bush’s administration.Over the past 25 years, he has held several of the highest legal positions in professional sports and entertainment. He is the only lawyer to have held top legal positions in all of the three major areas of professional sports: (1) He has been one of the top sports lawyers having provided player representation to many of the top NFL players, including former winners of the Heisman, Outland and Lombardi Trophies. He also represented several NFL head coaches and PGA Tour professionals, as well as local and national on-air sports personalities, (2) He has represented team ownership having served General Counsel and interim Director of Operations of the Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis Rams) ; and, (3) He has provided representation to a major television and sports network having held the position of Senior Counsel of Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Sports. During his time at Fox, he also provided legal services to Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as well as Harper Collins Publishing Company.Professor Novak’s television and motion picture experience includes that of senior legal counsel to several made-for-television movies- of-the-week, situational comedies, television specials, tabloid news programs, commercials, television sports events, animated films, children’s network television programming and television dramas. In film, Mr. Novak has produced award-winning documentary feature films, and has served as senior legal counsel to documentaries and feature films. In addition, Mr. Novak has also represented various production companies, national radio talent and still-photography models. His successful law practice has been combined with prominent teaching experience. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law for the past twenty years and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law.He is an Instructor in Medicine at Charles University First Faculty of Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic where he teaches Law and Medicine and USMLE Medical Ethics. He is also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University where he has engaged in graduate studies in the biological and medical sciences. He recently won the Derek Bok Award, Certificate of Distinction in Teaching at Harvard University. Professor Novak also attended three years of medical school at the First Faculty of Medicine in Prague.
Upon his high school graduation in Georgia, Mr. Novak signed a full golf scholarship on the NCAA Championship team at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from Texas, he went on win several international events and is a former winner of the South American Amateur and runner-up in the Austrian Internationals.
Professor Novak is currently engaged in the private practice of law with an emphasis in representation of domestic and international clientele in the fields of sports and entertainment law, intellectual property law, international law, business and corporate law, and high-level litigation. He is a member of the California and Georgia State Bars with his law offices located in San Diego, California and Europe.
Philip currently is an Academic Foundation Trainee in North Central Thames (Clinical Pharmacology/Cardiology). He also sits on the advisory board for UKMSA, in charge of the the business aspect of UKMSA.Having gained a Triple First from Cambridge University, he has subsequently won many prizes and awards, including the Cambridge De Novo research prize for his work on P2X receptors. He also held a number of editorial positions on various medical journals and is the new author of Crash Course: Pathology 4th Edition published with Elsevier in 2012.He is closely involved with medical education, having been appointed as one of the youngest supervisors for Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology to 3 different Cambridge Colleges and co-author for Elsevier’s ExamConsult online questionbank. He is the current North Central Thames Academic Foundation representative, and has helped with the organisation of many national conferences.In his spare time he likes weightlifting and going on road trips.
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John Iredale is the Professor of Medicine and Dean of Clinical Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He divides his time between clinical practice in hepatology and research, as the leader of the Tissue Remodelling Group.Professor Iredale is also Director of the MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research based in the Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Little France.Previously Professor of Medicine and Director of Research at the University of Southampton, Professor Iredale built his career through a series of strategic career awards funded by the MRC, including Clinician Scientist and Senior Clinical Fellowships. He has published extensively on the pathogenesis of hepatic and pancreatic fibrosis. Professor Iredale leads on Academic Post Graduate careers for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh. With Brian Walker, he has established a number of schemes including ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track), underpinned by a portfolio of Wellcome Trust funded PhDs, to encourage medical students and graduates to enter an academic career.Professor Iredale is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, is currently a member of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Interview Committee, previously a member of the Wellcome Trust Molecules, Genes and Cells Grants Panel, Chairs the Academy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome Trust Starter Grants for Lecturers and is Scientific Chair of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. He is also Associate Editor of Hepatology.
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