Prof Elizabeth Elliott inducted into Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
Congratulations to Prof Elizabeth Elliott AM, FAHMS, who was newly inducted into Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at its annual scientific meeting in Brisbane on 6th October 2016.
The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is Australia’s newest learned academy. Its mission is to promote health and medical research and its translation to enable a healthier community in Australia and the World.
Prof Elizabeth Elliott is a Distinguished Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney, a Consultant Paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and holds a prestigious and highly competitive NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship.
Elizabeth has dedicated her career to advancing the human rights, health and quality of life for ill and disadvantaged children in Australia and beyond, through education, research, clinical care and advocacy. Specific examples include promoting the health and human rights of children disabled by rare diseases, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and vaccine-preventable and other infectious diseases; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, particularly those in remote Australia; asylum seeker and refugee children, particularly in immigration detention; children receiving cochlear implants; children with female genital mutilation or cutting; and children living in developing countries in our region, particularly Vietnam.
Congratulations to Liz on this very much deserved recognition of her leadership in medical research, education, advocacy and clinical practice. Three other staff members are also Fellows - Michelle Haber, Ian Alexander and Louise Baur (also Member of Council).