June Professor John Laffey elected to the Royal Irish Academy
Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and CÚRAM Funded Investigator John Laffey has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy for his exceptional contribution to science. A major translational research focus for Laffey is on cell therapies for ARDS and Sepsis, the major causes of death and disability in the critically ill.
A clinician scientist in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine with research teams based at the CÚRAM Centre for Medical Devices at University of Galway and at the Keenan Centre for Biomedical Research at St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Professor Laffey is also Director of Clinical Research at University of Galway’s School of Medicine and Galway University Hospitals.
Election to membership of the Royal Irish Academy, established in 1785, is the highest academic distinction in Ireland.
As a new member, Prof Laffey will support the RIA by engaging in activities that strengthen its international recognition and serve the public good through their knowledge and insight.