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Get ready to meet the game-changers of the UK Young Academy! The inaugural members of this prestigious group are shaking things up and will no doubt make a splash on a global and local level. From scientists and researchers to entrepreneurs and social activists, this talented bunch of experts are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields.

“Appointment to the UK Young Academy provides the opportunity to address issues in a truly interdisciplinary forum, working with interesting and highly skilled colleagues in their fields. I am honoured to represent the Academy for Medical Sciences and will be advocating for ageing and healthcare as key threads of our work.” Dr Masoli

We are thrilled to introduce two outstanding members, both alumni of the elite HLA Scholars programme - Dr Jane Masoli and Dr Jahangir Alom. These individuals are true trailblazers and leaders, making a real difference in their respective fields of emergency medicine and geriatric medicine. Get ready to be inspired!

“The HLA has worked over the last 7 years to identify clinicians that are going to go on and make a significant change in health systems. Seeing Jahangir and Jane take this incredible opportunity makes our entire community proud of their drive to make a positive change. Jahangir was one of our founding scholars and went on to be a Cohort Director in the HLA, our scholars and community have seen the impact he has had over the last 7 years and know how hard he works”. -Johann Malawana CEO Medics.Academy

Meet Dr Jane Masoli - a star in the field of ageing who is taking the world of research by storm! As a Consultant Geriatrician and NIHR Advanced Fellow at the University of Exeter, Dr Masoli is making waves in the field of cardiovascular ageing and multimorbidity, with her research gaining recognition and accolades from top organisations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council, the Royal College of Physicians and the British Geriatrics Society.


With a passion for understanding cardiovascular frailty and multimorbidity, Dr Masoli’s research is not only innovative but also highly relevant to the ageing population. Alongside her primary research, she is working with leaders nationally through her role as NIHR Ageing Lead for the South West Peninsula to shape the ageing research strategy on a national level. Dr Masoli is also a work package lead for the GEMINI multimorbidity collaborative and she's leading the development of a multimorbidity community of practice nationally.


Dr Masoli’s leadership skills are poised to make a significant impact in the field of ageing and improve the lives of older adults. Dr Masoli hopes that through working with the UK Young Academy she can raise the profile of ageing and multimorbidity as key issues in society, and start to work across disciplines towards positive change.


Introducing Dr Jahangir Alom - a trendsetter in the field of emergency medicine, with a primary medical qualification from the prestigious University of Southampton, Dr Alom not only excelled academically but also made a significant impact by setting up an outreach programme to inspire young people from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a career in the NHS.


As the President of the medical student body, he graduated with the Dean's Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Faculty of Medicine and later earned an MSc in Public Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he delved into researching the experience of British Bangladeshis during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.


But Dr Alom's impact doesn't stop there. He recently finished a four-year term as a UK Council Member at the British Medical Association, where he tirelessly advocated for better working conditions and ethnic minority doctors. He's also the programme Director of an international charity, Selfless UK, which delivers life-saving global health projects in rural Bangladesh.


Dr Alom's leadership in the fight against COVID-19 is also noteworthy. As the National Clinical Lead for the Staff COVID-19 Vaccination programme at NHS England, he played a key role in the strategy to vaccinate healthcare professionals. His expertise has also been sought after by major media outlets such as BBC Newsnight, Question Time, SkyNews, and CNN to discuss health inequalities and COVID-19 disparities.


It's no surprise that Dr Alom's work has been recognized by receiving an NHS Parliamentary Award (London) for his efforts in tackling vaccine inequality and being ranked as one of the top 100 influential healthcare leaders in 2022 by the Health Service Journal. Dr Alom is a true leader and an advocate, making a tangible difference in the world of medicine.


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