Faculty staff awarded in Australia Day Honours List
26 January 2006
The Faculty of Medicine has again been distinguished by its members in the 2006 Australia Day Honours list.
In our 150th anniversary year it is very fitting that Emeritus Professor Charles Blackburn was awarded with an AC for his service to the development of academic medicine and medical education in Australia, particularly in relation to the evolving relationship between research and clinical practice, and as a mentor influencing professional development of a generation of leading health care professionals. Professor Blackburn was a member of the Faculty of Medicine from 1957 to1978, during which he played a most important role in the development and expansion of the Medical School, where he initiated many new developments.
Professor David Henderson-Smart, Director of the NSW Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network and Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, received an AO for his service to medicine, particularly in the fields of paediatrics and neonatal and perinatal care as a clinician, researcher, administrator and educator.
Associate Professor Antony Breslin, Clinical Associate Professor at Concord Hospital, was awarded an AM for his service to thoracic medicine, particularly in the area of respiratory diseases through education, research, clinical practice and professional organisations.
Professor Ian Hickie, Executive Director of the Brain & Mind Research Institute, received an AM for his service to medicine in the development of key national mental health initiatives and general practice services in both the public and non-government sectors.
Clinical Associate Lecturer at Nepean Hospital, Dr Michael Noel, was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to medicine, particularly in the field of palliative care.
For further information on the Australia Day Honours List, visit the official website:http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/index.cfm