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Momentous Medal Awarded to CMRI Director


Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Director, Professor Roger Reddel’s outstanding contributions in the field of medicine have been recognised with The Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal for 2017.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) awards the medal only once every five years, in honour of one of Australia’s most esteemed physicians, Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley. Nominees are leaders in all areas of medicine.
Previous recipients have been Nobel Laureate, Dr Barry Marshall, and Professor Donald Metcalf, who discovered the molecules that stimulate blood cell formation, which are now widely applied in chemotherapy and transplants. Professor Reddel received the award for his world-leading research into telomeres and cancer, and said "I feel very honoured that the RACP has recognised this research, which has been made possible by my CMRI co-workers and the financial support we receive from CMRI's wonderful donors”.
Professor Reddel will be formally presented with the medal at the RACP's Annual Congress in May.