Professor David Needham awarded honorary doctorate from University of Nottingham

Niels Bohr Professor, David Needham, from Duke University was awarded an honorary doctorate degree (Doctor of Science honoris causa) from the University of Nottingham in England at a graduation ceremony on December 10, 2015.

The university describes this as one of the highest honors that they bestow and which is given to “people of great distinction in their field and those who have given great success to the university.”

Needham received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Nottingham in 1972 and has been a professor at Duke University since 1987.

Needham was awarded the Danish National Research Foundation’s 5-year Niels Bohr Professorship grant in 2013 and has used this opportunity to expand on his ground-breaking cancer research working with researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.

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