Davies, who holds the James E. Birren Chair in Gerontology, is vice dean of the Leonard Davis School (dean of research and dean of academic and faculty affairs) and is a professor of molecular and computational biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
According to the rules of the Royal College, “Fellowship in the Royal College is an honorific reserved for persons of exceptional distinction who have made major and significant contributions to the practice or science of medicine, and is only conferred following submission of appropriate nomination materials by existing fellows, followed by review and a full vote of the appropriate committees and the council.”
Davies is now entitled to use the post nominals “FRCP Edin” after his name.
The Royal College promotes the education and training of physicians and medical scientists. It is one of the three organizations that sets the specialty training standards for physicians in the United Kingdom. The Royal College organizes events, courses, training and research throughout the UK and the world and includes 12,000 members in 91 countries worldwide, of whom only a fraction are named fellows.