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14 June 2013 - Adrian Newman-Tancredi awarded Higher Doctorate (D.Sc.)

Dr. Adrian Newman-Tancredi has been awarded a D.Sc. (“Higher Doctorate”) by the University of Kent at Canterbury in recognition of his “original contribution to the advancement of knowledge of such substance and distinction as to give the candidate an authoritative status in some branch of learning”.

Dr Newman-Tancredi submitted a thesis entitled “Targeting neurotransmitter receptors for central nervous system therapeutics: from molecular signalling to behavioural pharmacology”. The thesis is publicly accessible on the University's Kent Academic Repository and summarises his record of achievement in the field of neuropharmacology.

In connection with the award, Dr. Newman-Tancredi gave a lecture on 10 June 2013 at the School of Biosciences in Canterbury - where he also gained his BSc and PhD. The lecture was entitled "From agonism to inverse agonism, protean agonism and biased agonism: serotonin 5-HT1A receptors and implications for therapeutics".

The University of Kent has recently been classed in the top 20 universities in Britain.