Faculty of Medicine welcomes new Acting Dean
While Professor Coats serves the University as Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community), Professor Bruce Robinson has been appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Professor Robinson is an endocrinologist and Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory in the Kolling Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital. He was appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine on 3 April 2006.
Professor Robinson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and then undertook studies for a Master of Science degree. His further molecular research work was performed at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, from 1986 to 1989 and he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1990.
He has developed the Cancer Genetics Laboratory since 1990 and has supervised over 20 doctoral and Masters Students working on the genetic basis for tumour formation and gene therapy. In 2003, Professor Robinson was awarded the Daiichi Prize by the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association for his work on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer.
In addition to serving as Acting Dean Professor Robinson is continuing in the role of Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Sydney and also serves on the Council of the Endocrine Society of Australia. He is on the Editorial Board of the international journal, ‘Thyroid’. He also is Founding Chairman of Hoc Mai, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation, which sponsors and supports medical, nursing, allied health and scientific exchanges between Australia and Vietnam.