Professor Janusz Jankowski
Faculty of Health
1. Lead for Medical School Research Excellence Framework
2. Chair of Research Strategy Advisory Committee
3. Director of Strategic Alliance in Gastroenterology
4. Co-Lead for Genomics Health Strategy
5. Lead for PSMD Research Engagement with Regional Partners
6. Director of Research Mentoring for Medical School
2012-2013 Sir James Black Professor, Queen Mary, University of London
2002-2013 Consultant in Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
2005-2012 Honorary Professor and James Black Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
2002-2005 Executive Professor of Medicine (Head of Gastroenterology), University of Leicester
1995-2002 Titular Professor, University of Birmingham
1994-1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
1991-1994 Clinical Fellow (ICRF) and Lecturer, University of London
1988-1991 Specialist Registrar and Honorary Lecturer, University of Dundee
1987-1988 Registrar in Medicine, University of Glasgow
M.B. Ch.B. University of Glasgow, 1983
M.Sc. Linacre College, University of Oxford, 2009
M.D. University of Dundee, 1995
Ph.D. Imperial College, University of London, 1996
F.R.C.P.E., Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 1999
F.R.C.P., Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 2000
F.A.C.G., Fellowship of the American College of Gastroenterology, Bethesda, 2007
A.G.A.F., American Gastroenterology Association Fellow, Bethesda, 2012
Certificate of Specialist Register, GMC, Medical Practitioner (GI and Medicine), 1997
Selected HONOURS, AWARDS and PRIZES including;
Clinical Training Fellowship Imperial Cancer Research Fund 1991
Sir Avery Jones Gold Medal British Society of Gastroenterology 1994 (youngest recipient)
Betz Clinical Fellowship University of California, San Francisco 1995
Honorary Professor Gastrointestinal Oncology, University of Oxford 2004-7
Senior Gastrointestinal Fellowship American College of Gastroenterology 2007
James Black Senior Fellowship University of Oxford 2008-12
Honorary Professor Preventive Medicine QMC, University London 2008-11
Academy of Educators American Gastroenterology Association 2011–14
Senior Gastrointestinal Fellowship American Gastroenterology Association 2012
Honorary Professor Health Sciences, DeMontfort University 2012-15
UK Fellow Elected British Medical Journal Board of Fellows 2013-2015
Roles on external bodies
Chair of National Institute of Clincial Excellence Gastrointestinal Advisory Group
Chair of British Society of Gastroenterology Pastoral Care Committee
Chair of British Society of Gastroenterology Gastrointestinal Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention Group
Executive Member of International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus Committee
Member of Academic Medical Committee Royal College of Physicians London
AREAS of EXPERTISE
Gatrointestinal Cancer Prevention
EDUCATION EXPERTISE and ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Trained Educationalist; ‘Charter Educator’ American Gastroenterology Association & Executive on Academic Committee, Royal College of Physicians. Senior Mentor Wolfson College, Oxford.
2. Senior Curriculum Educationalist; Dental Course Senior Medical Tutor, University of Birmingham, Chair of Education Committee, British Society of Gastroenterology, UK and Educational/Clinical Supervisor.
3. Expert in Continuing Medical Education; Chair of NICE GI Guidelines Committee, Principal Organiser and Training Faculty Executive of many successful National and International Post Graduate Courses.
4. Editor Key Reference Textbooks; Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Approach. Eds Jankowski JA, et al. Blackwell, Oxford, 2008 ISBN: 140512783, 954 pages. World Best Selling Book ; “editor is congratulated on a exceptional array of international experts” - Reuters NY.
5. Editor Pocket Handbooks; GI Oncology Handbook: for students and experts. Eds Jankowski J & HawkE. Wiley-Blackwells London 2012 ISBN: 9780470656242, 278 pages. World Best Selling Book ; ‘a superb up-to-date and easy to read resource’ - M Ferguson Chicago.
RESEARCH EXPERTISE and ACHIEVEMENTS
Implications for Health: Identification and testing of targets for global screening and development
Google Scholar ‘h-index’ of 50 and Thomson Reuters Web of Science 'h-index' 40+
Cited > 8,500 times
‘i100-index 21’, 21 cited over 100 times
‘i10- index’ of 123, 123 papers cited at least 10 times
IMPACT from PAST WORK. We were the first group (in collaboration)to identify/create;
A. Basic science; elucidation of GI stem cells, their progeny and theirexpansion
i. GI Stem Cell site and regulation, Lancet 2000, Cancer Res 2008 andGastroenterology 2013
ii. Stem Cell Plasticity & Polyclonality of metaplasia Gut2008/2012, Gastroenterology 2008/2011
iii. Clonal Expansion Mechanism in normal colon PNAS 2006 &colitis Gastroenterology 2009
B. Translational science; elucidation of oesophagitis metaplasiaadenocarcinoma sequence & inherited versus somatic geneticinfluence
i. Over-expression of EGF Receptor family in oesophagitis Gut 1992and Am J Pathol 1999
ii. Gastrin Remodels Mucosa via Cadherins Gastroenterology 2003,Cancer Res 2004 & Gut 2010
iii. TNF a induced b - -catenin signalling Am J Pathol 1998,Lab Invest 1999 & Oncogene 2002
i. EGFR Mutations are prognostic but not predictive in Barrett’smucosa Clin Cancer Res 2006
ii. Cadherin Mutations; rare & prognostic Lab Invest 1998 HumMol Gen 1999 & Nat Genetics 2009
iii. Genome Wide Analysis of Barrett’s risk genes highlightscatenin signalling Nat Genet 2012
C. Clinical research; created large ‘pathfinder trials’ for the clinicalcommunity to exploit
i. Setting Clinical Standards Am J Gastroenterol 2007 & 2008,Gastroenterology 2002, 2004 & 2006
ii. Large Intervention Trials (AspECT, WASP, COG, ChoPIN), linkinggenetics & biology BMJ 2010
iii. Largest International Consensus groups including BADCAT (100+people) Gastroenterology 2012
Major Collaborations: includes Cambridge, Oxford, Rotterdam and McMaster Canada.
Clinical Expertise: Consultant Physician for 18 years and recognised World Expert in Upper GI disease.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
A Nicholson PhD University of Oxford 2012
Grants & contracts
Grants Held in last 20 years:
Cancer Research UK,
Health Technology Assessment,NHS,
Medical Research Council,
Total £12m ~ £300,000/yr over 2 decades
Other academic activities
I previously established Leadership Institute-Wide as Head of the GI Oncology Unit and as Co-Director of the AZ Alliance University of Oxford 2006 – 8. I redesigned services creating a £1.5m molecular pathology laboratory and used entrepreneurial skills to help fund a Biomedical Research Infrastructure.
I also lead the largest Evidence Based Medicine Teams in GI Medicine (the only Non Government GI team ever to get approved by ‘NHS evidence’). Examples of the latter have been Directorships of both the ‘BADCAT’ and ‘BOBCAT’ Consortia.
Additional informationCancer Research UK increased rates of Oesophageal Cancer 4. BBC news on value of aspirin chemoprevention
Pro Bono. I have a strong caring and community spirit and lead several successful Charities e.g. FORT.
Mentoring. As Chair of the BSG Pastoral Care Committee and also as a trained EGAN Mentor to National Bodies I am leading changes in organisation and infrastructure support for employees (students & senior faculty). Regionally I am also driving Academic Mentoring according to the guidelines of the RCP.