We congratulate Centre Director, Professor Gary Wittert on, this week, being inducted as a Fellow into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Induction into the Academy is only awarded to those who have made a highly significant contribution to health and medical research in Australia.
The Academy was established in 2012 to provide an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare, informed by the best available evidence and expert advice from the best and brightest in health and medical research. The Academy also focuses on the development of future generations of health and medical researchers.
The Academy recognised Professor Wittert as a senior Endocrinologist and scientist of national and international standing, earned through 25 years of dedication to excellence and innovation in basic science, clinical and population-based research. His achievements are multidisciplinary and include new understandings of the physiology of food intake, metabolism and body composition, the consequences of obesity beyond heart disease and diabetes, hormones and ageing and engagement by men in health care. These have translated into new clinical guidelines, interventions and resources for obesity, urological, reproductive disorders and service delivery, and medical training, as well as his specialist and health policy committee appointments across organisations.