More accolades for Prof Morrison
World-renowned educator and medical researcher Professor Errol Morrison is slated to be given yet another accolade.
The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) has announced that it is to confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (LLD) on Morrison.
The honorary doctorate is to be awarded at the institution's annual commencement ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, July 8.
Morrison, president of the University of Technology (UTech) and a medical doctor, will be recognised for his years of sterling service in the fields of education and the medical sciences.
He has conducted extensive pioneering research in diabetes and has received several awards in recognition of his efforts to advance the understanding of the disease.
The highly decorated Morrison is a recipient of the Order of Jamaica. He has also been honoured with the Queen's Gold Medal to the Commonwealth through the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health; the Gold Musgrave Award, The Harold Rifkin Award from the American Diabetes Association and several other awards.
He was professor of endocrinology and biochemistry at the University of the West Indies, as well as pro-vice-chancellor and dean of graduate studies before assuming the post of president, UTech, in March 2007.
He is also the co-founder and honorary president of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.
Morrison continues to maintain an active research interest in medicinal plant extracts and their potential for therapeutic application and has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
He is a graduate of the Excelsior High School, the University of the West Indies, The Royal University of Malta and University College, London.
The July 8 ceremony will also serve as the occasion for the installation of the new UCC Chancellor Dr Herbert Thompson.