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University of Edinburgh Awarded Prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

News Release from Miles Briggs:

University of Edinburgh Awarded Prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The University of Edinburgh has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work to improve women’s health. The award is for over 40 years of research that has helped to improve the lives of women around the world. The research includes giving millions of women access to safe and effective contraception, lifesaving treatments to breast and ovarian cancer, reducing rates of still births and better treatments for problems that arise during pregnancy. The prize is part of the honours system and are awarded every two years by The Queen on the Prime Minister’s advice. The University of Edinburgh has won this prize for the third time in a row and the fifth time ever. Miles tabled a congratulatory motion this morning.

Miles Briggs comments:

“The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a tremendous achievement and thoroughly well-deserved by the University of Edinburgh.

“Their research into women’s health over the last 40 years has improved the lives of millions of women and families around the world and will continue to benefit millions more.

“Winning this prize for the fifth time demonstrates that calibre of research that is carried out at the University of Edinburgh.”

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Title: University of Edinburgh Awarded Prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Motion:

That Parliament congratulates the University of Edinburgh on being awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work on improving women’s health; recognises that this award is for over 40 years of research that has helped to improve the lives of women around the world; understands that this research includes giving millions of women access to safe and effective contraception, lifesaving treatments to breast and ovarian cancer, reducing rates of still births and better treatments for problems that arise during pregnancy; understands that the prize is part of the honours system and are awarded every two years by The Queen on the Prime Minister’s advice; recognises that the University of Edinburgh has won this prize for the third time in a row and the fifth time ever.

Miles Briggs