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David Preiss

David Preiss

David Preiss studied medicine at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and qualified as a consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine in 2012. He completed his PhD thesis, examining the links between glycaemia and cardiovascular disease, in 2011 and was awarded the University of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Medal for this research. He is currently Associate Professor at the MRC Population Health Research Unit, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford. He is a previous recipient of a Rising Star Fellowship from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and the Royal College of Pathology’s Research Medal for Clinical Biochemistry. His major interests are the prediction, prevention and treatment of both diabetes and cardiovascular disease. His current research combines clinical trials, epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of major studies. He is Chief Investigator for the NIHR funded LENS study, a major streamlined trial being conducted in patients with diabetic retinopathy.

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