UK varsity honours NRI professor

Bhupinder Kaur Sandhu gets Doctor of Science

19th November 2009: The University of the West of England, Bristol, has honoured Jalandhar-born Professor Bhupinder Kaur Sandhu, an award-winning paediatric gastroenterologist. She has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science

Available information indicates the title is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public services and charities. She has also been appreciated for her exemplary role model for women in science and medicine and for individuals from ethnic minorities.

After arriving in Britain in 1963 at the age of 12, she went on to study at University College London; and graduated in Medicine in 1974. In Bristol, Sandhu built a paediatric gastroenterology unit at the Children’s Hospital; and was dealing with complicated nutritional and gastrointestinal diseases.

The unit team now serves the South West population of over 5.5 million people as a tertiary referral unit for gastroenterological problems in children.

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