The Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund was established by Lord and Lady Turnberg of Cheadle following the loss of their son Daniel in a plane crash in Africa at the age of 37. Daniel had already made a mark as a bright young doctor and as a medical researcher and was destined for a future full of promise. A graduate of Leeds University, he trained first in hospitals in Yorkshire before starting his specialist training in renal medicine in a series of London teaching hospitals. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. for his research into the role of the immune system in kidney disease at Imperial College and the Hammersmith Hospital before taking up a lectureship in renal medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in 2006.
But above all his academic achievements it was the universal view of his kind and gentle nature, his compassion for others and his sense of fun and enthusiasm for everything that life had to offer that earned him the love, respect and admiration of his patients, colleagues and wide circle of friends. In setting up this fund his parents hope to continue a keen interest he had in international medicine and in encouraging greater understanding between Israel, the Middle East and the UK.
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