Uni of Adelaide researchers inducted into national health academy

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Eight outstanding University of Adelaide researchers were inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the inaugural Scientific Meeting, held in Canberra last night.

The eight new Fellows from the University were among 77 inducted at the meeting, adding to the existing Fellowship of 131.

New Fellows were drawn from all states and territories of Australia and from all aspect of health and medical science across clinical practice and allied health care, with representation from basic translational and clinical research, health education, public health and industry.

Induction into the Academy is only awarded to those who have made a highly significant contribution to health and medical research in Australia.

The new University of Adelaide Fellows are:

• Professor Alastair Burt, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
• Professor Alison Kitson, Dean and Head of School, School of Nursing
• Professor Gary Wittert, School of Medicine
• Professor Guy Maddern, School of Medicine
• Professor Hamish Scott, School of Biological Sciences
• Professor John Lynch, School of Public Health
• Professor Jozef Gecz, Robinson Research Institute
• Professor Sarah Robertson, Director, Robinson Research Institute

Professor Burt says: “It is an absolute honour to be inducted into the Academy, along with many of my esteemed colleagues.”

“This state and the University of Adelaide are well represented in the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, which is a reflection of the high quality of health and medical sciences research undertaken in South Australia.

“It’s an exciting time for medical research and education in Adelaide. Particularly with the new University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building well underway, which will support medicine, nursing and dentistry students and our research from 2017,” he says.

The Academy was established in 2013 to provide an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare, informed by the best available evidence and expert advice from the best and brightest in health and medical research.

More information about the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences: http://www.aahms.org/


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