24 May 2018
After 29 years at Newcastle University, Professor Katie Bushby MD FRCP has announced her retirement as Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics from the end of May.
Along with Volker Straub, Katie was one of the founding co-ordinators of the TREAT-NMD Network of Excellence and was central to the success of its establishment in 2007 and subsequent execution. This enabled the network’s development from European roots to the successful global alliance that exists today.
Whilst her presence will be hugely missed, Katie’s influence and legacy will continue to have an enormous impact on the international neuromuscular disease field. Although officially retiring, Katie plans to stay involved in key aspects of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre via an honorary position as Professor Emerita at Newcastle University.
The entire team of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, wish Katie a wonderful and fulfilling retirement and would like to express huge gratitude for all she has done to benefit the lives of people living with neuromuscular conditions.