The Verjee Fellowship
Having been educated at Cambridge University and as an honorary fellow of Downing College, Rumi Verjee was passionate about the idea of giving back to the academic institution that had given 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.