The Verjee Fellowship in Medicine

2003

Having been educated at Downing College, Cambridge, where he is now an honorary fellow, Rumi Verjee wanted to give back to the academic institution that gave him so much.

In 2003, The Rumi Foundation established a fellowship in perpetuity to support ongoing research in the field of Medicine. The first fellowship is to Dr Nick Coleman for his research into cancer diagnosis, using improved understanding of cell biology to suggest ways to manage patients with cancer. His research aims to identify genes of potential importance in the biology of malignancy and improve screening, particularly for children.