Embracing failure, and harnessing the power which comes from it, can lead to the kind of success which empowers individuals, and therefore society, to move from competency to excellency.
Professor Patrick J Johnston is the President and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast.
Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor, he was Dean of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences were he led the development of a new international Medical School at Queen’s. He is also a founder and former Director of for the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology and the NI Cancer Centre.
He received the 2013 International Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Prize for his work in translating discovery science for the benefit of cancer patients and is also a founder of Almac Diagnostics, which is based in Craigavon and the Society for Translational Oncology in Durham, North Carolina. In 2012 he received a Diamond Jubilee Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded by Her Majesty The Queen, for the University’s leadership of the Comprehensive Cancer Centre and its achievement in reducing cancer mortality rates in Northern Ireland over the last decade.
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