The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation is delighted to congratulate Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim on his being awarded 2017 Australian of the Year. This is a tremendous acknowledgement of the important and groundbreaking scientific and medical research that Professor Mackay-Sim has undertaken, in fields ranging from neurogenesis in the human olfactory epithelium through to the development of treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis.
Professor Mackay-Sim is a long-standing friend of GPRWMF, having won over $820,000 in competitive awards and grants from the Foundation between 1995 and 2002. This well-deserved recognition of the contribution that Professor Mackay-Sim has made to medical research highlights the importance of scientific endeavour, from discovery through to clinical translation. Congratulations Alan, on an outstanding achievement and remarkable contributions to medical science.
External link: The Australian of the Year awards website