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Rory Collins

Sir Rory Collins FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2015


Rory Collins created and led large studies that transformed statins from esoteric drugs for familial hypercholesterolaemia into safe, widely-used generics that annually prevent millions of heart attacks and ischaemic strokes. His large placebo-controlled trials and worldwide Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ meta-analyses confirmed heart attack reduction, discovered stroke reduction, and demonstrated safety and efficacy in many different types of patient.

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Nuffield Professor of Population Health, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

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