May 04, 2016
Peers give inspiring mentor Maori Health Medal
Leading south Auckland surgeon Professor Andrew Hill has been awarded the Maori Health Medal for 2014 by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
The college is holding its Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane.
It says Professor Hill’s nomination recognises his development of a robust mentoring program for Maori and Pasifika students over many years, which has resulted in high levels of attainment in degrees in clinical disciplines and PhDs.
His example has not only encouraged junior surgeons to higher levels of attainment but has also demonstrated what can be achieved through encouragement, support and mentoring.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal went to Professor Francis Lannigan, a senior ear, nose and throat surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital for children, who established a pro bono ear clinic two decades ago for Aboriginal children in Western Australia.
He has contributed to significant research into middle ear disease in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.
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