Congratulations go to Professor Sarah Robertson on being appointed to Chair of the Embryo Research Licencing Committee (ERLC). What a wonderful achievement for Sarah and the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide.
Experts in health ethics, policy, patient care and innovation are among those appointed to five National Health and Medical Research Council committees to help shape the future of Australia’s research sector.
The committees play the vital role of providing advice and guidance to the NHMRC Council and CEO, and are important pillars of the NHMRC as Australia’s premier body for administering medical research funding and issuing health and ethical guidelines.
The committees and their Chairs are:
Research Committee, Professor Kathryn North AM
Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC), Professor Ian Olver AM
Health Translation Advisory Committee (HTAC), Professor Sharon Lewin
Health Innovation Advisory Committee (HIAC), Professor Graeme Samuel AC
Embryo Research Licensing Committee (ERLC), Professor Sarah Robertson
The appointments comprise a cross-section of experienced Australian researchers, clinicians, academics and administrators, as well as people from the corporate sector.
While AHEC, ERLC and Research Committee have a long, esteemed history serving NHMRC, HTAC and HIAC are entirely new bodies.
They will advise NHMRC on how best to improve the translation of health and medical research into patient outcomes and health policy (HTAC) and to foster and encourage health innovation in Australia (HIAC).
Further details about the NHMRC committees, including their membership for 2015-18, are available on the NHMRC website.
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