Profs Fabienne Mackay and Trevor Kilpatrick elected Fellows of the AAHMC
Head of School, Professor Fabienne Mackay and Professor Trevor Kilpatrick from the School of Biomedical Sciences join two other MDHS staff members who have been elected as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).
Head of School, Professor Fabienne Mackay was the first to show that an overproduction of BAFF was causing Lupus, which led to the first new treatment for Lupus in 50 years.
The Academy recently announced the induction of Professors Fabienne Mackay, Trevor Kilpatrick, Jane Gunn and Terry O’Brien as Fellows, in addition to those recognised in the initial cohort. Fellows are nominated for their distinguished professional achievements and outstanding leadership in the sector.
Professor Trevor Kilpatrick from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is undertaking research
focusing on myelination and the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.
The AAHMS was established in 2014 to promote academic medicine and provide impartial and evidence-based advice on healthcare and medical research in Australia. It plays an important role for the community as a forum for the discussion of medical research and its translation into practice.
50 New AAHMS Fellows inducted on 6th October 2016
We warmly congratulate Professors Fabienne Mackay and Trevor Kilpatrick on this important recognition. It is a testament to the esteem in which they are held in the academic community in Australia and abroad and the quality of their research.
For a full list, visit the AAHS website.