Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Professor Michelle Haber AM, has been elected as a Fellow of the newly formed Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences (AAHMS).
AAHMS is a recently established learned Academy that will provide leadership and independent policy advice in relation to health and medical science in Australia.
The Academy considers nominees for election to the Fellowship who have demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in a field related to health and/or medicine. Prof Haber is one of only 116 inaugural Fellows in the country, who represent a range of disciplines in health and medical research. The group was officially inducted in to the Academy last night in Canberra by Australian Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP.
“I’m honoured to have been recognised in this way by such an innovative organisation as AAHMS – and look forward to contributing to the Academy’s objective of developing practices for the best possible health outcomes for all Australians,” says Prof Haber.
The Academy was established formally in June 2014, with the election of 15 initial Fellows and Council members, under the presidency of Professor Ian Frazer and the patronage of Professor Sir Gustav Nossal.