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Prof Morrison gets Honorary Doctorate

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 8:04 AM
Professor Errol Morrison

Professor Errol York St Aubyn Morrison is now a recipient of the International Biographical Centre (IBC) of Cambridge Honorary Doctorate of Science degree. The announcement was made this month by the IBC which is a world leader in biographical publishing.

According to the IBC, Professor Errol Morrison is a world renowned educator, biomedical scientist and diabetologist. He is also advisor to the Prime Minister and he is the director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology.

The honour is only conferred after a thorough evaluation of each candidate's qualifications by the members of the IBC Research and Advisory Board and is made to selected noteworthy individuals across the globe in recognition of their lifetime accomplishments.

In his response to the honour, Professor Morrison noted that, ".......this recognition from an august international body such as this one, is a crowning glory for a life's dedication to the sciences and also kudos to the scientific community here in Jamaica, for note that all my work was done here and in the Caribbean and has had worldwide repercussions."

In addition to being holder of the Order of Jamaica and recently appointed Honorary Consul to Namibia, Professor Morrison is a fellow at of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (all in the United Kingdom; the International College of Dentistry, the Institute of Management, Jamaica and American College of Physicians.

He served on several international boards and has authored more than 200 peer reviewed scholarly articles, written numerous monographs and 20 books.

His scholarly career has seen him as a specialist researcher in medicinal plants and the probing of their value in the treatment of diabetes. He dedicated himself to translating these scientific data for dissemination to the public. He is cofounder and Honorary Life President of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.