Indigenous fellowships launched
A new Fellowship at the University of Sydney aimed at supporting improvement in the health and welfare of indigenous Australians was launched by the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir AC, on Monday 27 June at the University’s War Memorial Gallery.
Established through the generosity of Dr Rowan Nicks OBE and the late Lady Maisie Joyce Drysdale, with support from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship is awarded for up to 12 months and is designed to train and support potential leaders in Australian indigenous health and welfare. The program is administered by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sydney and is awarded annually by the Dean of Medicine.
The Fellowship is available to fund either projects or activities that will serve indigenous communities or to fund individuals wishing to undertake training or education and represents a significant investment by Dr Nicks and the Sir Russell Drysdale family toward the improvement of the health and welfare of Australian indigenous communities.
For more information on the Fellowship visit: www.medfac.usyd.edu.au/nicksdrysdale/