Judges for the 2022 Hippocrates Prize

Judges for the 2022 Hippocrates Prize Open and Health Professional awards include American poet Jeffrey Harrison and British medical researcher Professor Peter Barnes FRS and American poet Ellen Hinsey as judge for the Young Poets’ Prize.


Peter Barnes FRS has been Margaret Turner-Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London since 1987. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, the first respiratory researcher elected as FRS for over 150 years. He is a Past-President of the European Respiratory Society (2013/14). His research is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms of asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), understanding and developing therapies and research into biomarkers for these diseases. He is involved in multidisciplinary translational research which integrates basic science with clinical studies, thereby providing novel insights into common airway diseases. He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and he has published over 1000 peer-review papers on asthma, COPD and related topics and has edited over 40 books. 

He is amongst the top 50 most highly cited researchers in the world and has been the most highly cited clinical scientist in the UK and the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 20 years. He is an Emeritus National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator, a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is also a member of the Council of medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. 

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Jeffrey Harrison is the author of six full-length books of poetry, including, most recently, Between Lakes (Four Way Books, 2020), selected as a 2021 Must-Read Poetry Book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, Into Daylight (Tupelo Press, 2014), winner of the Dorset Prize, Incomplete Knowledge (2006), and Feeding the Fire (2001), which won the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club. His first book, The Singing Underneath, was selected by James Merrill for National Poetry Series in 1987. 

A volume of his selected early poems, The Names of Things, was published in the U.K. by the Waywiser Press in 2006. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bogliasco Foundation, among other honors, and his poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize volumes, Poets of the New Century, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and been featured regularly in Ted Kooser’s column American Life in Poetry, The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily, and other online and media venues. 

Reviewing Incomplete Knowledge for the Virginia Quarterly Review, critic George David Clark praises Harrison’s “seemingly effortless access to both desperate sorrow and a certain joyous and musical gusto—somewhat paradoxical attitudes Harrison often convincingly achieves within the space of a few lines.”

Jeffrey Harrison has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, the University of Southern Maine, and Framingham State University. He lives in Massachusetts and can also be found at jeffreyharrisonpoet.com.

American poet Ellen Hinsey is judge for the 2022 Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Ellen Hinsey was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in Europe for the last two decades. She earned a BFA from Tufts University and a graduate degree from Université de Paris VII. Hinsey's books of poetry include Cities of Memory (1996), winner of the Yale University Series Award, and The White Fire of Time (2002). She has edited and translated The Junction: Selected Poems of Tomas Venclova (2008). She is also the author of three books of poems.

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