Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellows announced

April 15 / 155


University staff members and colleagues at partner institutions have been elected as 2015 Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences fellows. 


Founded last June under the initial leadership of Professor Ian Frazer and the patronage of Sir Gustav Nossal, the Academy elects fellows who demonstrate distinguished professional achievement, outstanding leadership, and significant and continuing involvement in a field related to health and/or medicine.


From a list of 57 Australian medical and health leaders who meet these criteria, Fellows connected with the University of Melbourne are Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor James McCluskey, Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Stephen Smith, 2014 Prime Minister's Prize for Science co-winner Professor Ingrid Scheffer, Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Professor Doug Hilton, Royal Children's Hospital CEO Professor Christine Kilpatrick, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and Director of the Doherty Institute Professor Sharon Lewin.


A full list of University of Melbourne Affiliated Fellows can be found here.


Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor, said, “That almost half of the Academy's 57 Fellows are Melbourne-connected – either employed directly by the University, holding an honorary appointment with the University through an affiliated clinical or research institution or having received their undergraduate or postgraduate research training at Melbourne – testifies to the quality of this institution's continuing research endeavour and research training.”

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