Professor John Thompson appointed to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor John Thompson appointed to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

31 March 2015

Professor John Thompson, Executive Director at Melanoma Institute Australia, was one of 116 fellows appointed to the new Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at a ceremony in Canberra on the 25th March.

The Academy, launched by Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, aims to provide advice on issues relating to evidence-based health practice and research, mentor the next generation of health and medical science researchers, and provide a forum for discussion on medical research, with an emphasis on translation of research into health practice. Fellows are elected in recognition of their excellence and leadership in health and medical research.

The Academy was formed to address key challenges for translating Australian research into better health outcomes and Professor Thompson said he was honoured to be invited to join.

“It is exciting to be a member of such a prestigious group of senior health professionals.  I hope that we can work together to achieve the Academy’s goals of improving the health and health literacy of the Australian community, and providing guidance and encouragement to the next generation of leaders in health care and medical research,” said Professor Thompson. 

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