My Daddy's a Scientist
Megan and Callum Newby's father is a scientist. Everyday he
works to help beat heart disease. In celebration of Father’s Day we
asked them what they think of their daddy's job.
Professor David Newby holds the title 'BHF John Wheatley
Professor of Cardiology' at one of our Centres of Research
Excellence at the University of Edinburgh.
My dad works an awful lot trying to get people better
His daughter, Megan, tells us about how hard her dad works.
“My dad, Dr Newby, works an awful lot trying to
get people better, partly by doing loads of
research. He works more than full time, which is way too much!"
Professor Newby and his team are
working towards the vital aim of developing stem cell-based
treatments to help repair hearts damaged by a heart attack. Professor Newby also manages to
find the time to practice as a cardiologist, working directly with
The team is busy working on an ambitious project to create
new blood vessel cells from patients' own skin
cells. This work is happening at our
Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, which was supported
by our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.
My dad is amazing at his job, he has saved hundreds of lives
Callum, Professor Newby’s son, is really proud
his dad’s work and urges everyone to support our work.
"My dad is amazing at his job, he has saved hundreds of
lives. If I was you, I would really support the BHF to
save even more."
Professor Newby says his kids love hearing what a
difference he can make at work, thanks to our funding.
"My kids love it when I tell them that we can save people's
lives on a daily basis. However, it is important to remember that
many of these life-saving treatments have only
been made possible by research that the BHF has funded thanks to
support from the general public.”
Judging from their outfits the Newby kids have clearly
given their dad’s job the seal of approval!
Find out more about our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal