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Two University of Sydney scholars named AAHMS Fellows

18 October 2016
Rewarding medical leadership

Two University of Sydney scholars were named Fellows by The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its recent annual meeting.

Two University of Sydney scholars were named Fellows by The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its recent annual meeting.

The university’s new Fellows are Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Elizabeth Elliott and Director of the The Kolling Institute, Professor Jonathan Morris.

The 50 new Fellows inducted into the Academy were drawn from all states and territories, and from all areas of health and medical science.

Professor Elliott  AM is child health specialist at the University of Sydney and a Consultant Paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Throughout her career she has been dedicated to improving health and quality of life for children in Australia and beyond, through education, research, clinical care and advocacy.

During 30 years she has established an international reputation for high quality laboratory, clinical and public health research and holds a prestigious senior National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship.

Professor Morris AM is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist who leads a large perinatal research group that spanning scientific, clinical, population and health service research.

He is Director of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research that aims to unite research and education with patient care and community wellbeing to produce innovation and constant improvement to optimise health across the life cycle.

Professor Morris chairs The Stillbirth Foundation Australia and sits on the Maternal and Perinatal Committee of NSW Health, the state’s peak advisory committee for Maternity Care. He is also a Board member of Hoc Mai, the University of Sydney Vietnam Medical Foundation that works to improve health in Vietnam through educational partnerships.

President of the Academy, Professor Ian Frazer, said: “I am delighted on behalf of the Academy council to welcome the new Fellows to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences this evening. Their election as Fellows of the Academy will help to ensure that the Academy can promote use of the best in research-informed health care for all Australians.”

 

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