Team Verrico is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Malcolm Reed as Chief Medical Advisor to the charity.
Professor Reed is one of the two professors to treat the late Anna Verrico and currently holds the position of Head of Department of Oncology at the University of Sheffield as well as the post of Honorary Consultant Surgeon for the Teaching Hospital Trust. Soon, Professor Reed will take the position of Dean of the Medical School at the University of Brighton.
Professor Reed has achieved over 200 publications predominantly relating to cancer and its treatment and further is the only surgeon on National Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer Screening (a national committee which advises government on policy related to breast cancer screening).
Further details of Professor Reed’s career to date, can be viewed at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/oncology/staffprofiles/reed.
As a leader in his field, the Team Verrico trustees will be asking for Professor Reed’s opinion before committing any of the charity's funds to support research, with Professor Reed being able to offer expert advice as to the likely efficacy of the proposed project(s). We hope that this expert guidance will help the charity ensure that any money spent is used in the best way possible.
Professor Reed was recently interviewed for our awareness films that were showcased at the Charity Launch Ball 2014. Having worked closely with the Verrico family and then the charity for over a year, Professor Reed is well versed with the spirit and aims of Team Verrico.
‘I was immediately struck by the sheer force of nature that was Anna and Paul Verrico and soon realised what a remarkable individuals and team they were. I am delighted that the strength of Anna’s personality lives on and is helping Paul and the entire team in their efforts to support research efforts into this type of breast cancer to help understand the disease and find new treatments to try and prevent other families from suffering the same experience. Anna was an inspiration to all those who knew and met her and that inspiration is driving the efforts of Team Verrico today’
Team Verrico are honoured to have this level of expert support to help the charity further its objective in the very best ways possible.
Team Verrico’s constitution, which includes details of how money is governed and spent, can be accessed via our purpose page.