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Associate Professor David Sims has received the Major Educator Award as part of the 2023 Medical Sciences Division Teaching Excellence Awards.

Associate Professor David Sims, a member of the MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, received the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to education through the substantial impact of the Oxford Biomedical Data Science (OBDS) programme launched in 2018. To date, OBDS has trained over 190 biomedical researchers, influencing skill development, enabling analysis of complex biomedical datasets, contributing to numerous DPhil theses and high impact publications, as well as positively impacting career opportunities in both academia and beyond.

A senior academic commented, 'David is an exemplary scientist and educator; his work and contributions have my full support.' 

Student feedback for the course included, 'As evidenced by its capacity to have an excellent impact on students around the world, it gives me great pleasure to say that the OBDS exceeds expectations.' 

Congratulations to David and all the other award recipients. 

See here for the full story from the Medical Sciences Division.