First Vice Chancellor honoured with building rebrand

Published: 28 April 2017 at 11:00

Professor Michael Salmon and Professor Iain Martin standing next to a sign that says 'Michael Salmon Building'

Anglia Ruskin’s Postgraduate Medical Institute is dedicated to Professor Michael Salmon

Anglia Ruskin University’s founding Vice Chancellor, who oversaw its transition to university status 25 years ago, has had a state-of-the-art medical building on its Chelmsford campus named in his honour.

Professor Michael Salmon was Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin from 1992 to 1995 and it was his vision as founding Vice Chancellor which means it is celebrating its 25th anniversary of university status this year. 

Michael returned to Anglia Ruskin as Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI), which opened in 2011, and under his expert guidance it grew into a partnership of 24 health and social care organisations, working together in medical education, research and innovation.

Facilities within the building include 400 and 200-seat lecture theatres, high-fidelity medical simulation suite, interventional neuroradiology simulator, human gait laboratory and molecular science laboratory. Health professionals across the East of England use its facilities for training.

Following a ceremony on Thursday (27 April), the building was officially renamed The Michael Salmon Building.

Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said: 

“As our founding Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Salmon guided Anglia Ruskin successfully through the vital early years of university status and later provided an immense contribution to our university as Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Institute.

“It seems fitting that, as we celebrate 25 years as a university, this building which has been so influential in providing medical training to professionals in the county of Essex, is renamed in his honour.”