6 - Frank Fenner

Date Range21 December 1914 -

Career Summary

University of Adelaide (MBBS 1938, MD 1942) and University of Sydney (DTM 1940).
MBE (Military) 1944, CMG 1976, AC 1989.
1940-1946 Served in Egypt and New Guinea as an officer of the Australian Army Medical Corps
1946-1948 Haley Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1948-1949 Rockefeller Travelling Fellow
1949-1967 Professor of Microbiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1967-1973 Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1973-1979 Director, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University

1964-1965 President, Australian Society for Microbiology
1977-1980 Chairman, Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication, World Health Organization
1981-1985 Chairman, Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections, World Health Organization

Honours and Awards:
1949 David Syme Research Prize
1954 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
1958 Fellow of the Royal Society
1959 Walter Burfitt Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1964 Mueller Medal
1967 Matthew Flinders Medal
1967 Britannica Australia Award for Medicine
1977 Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Sciences 1977,
1980 ANZAAS Medal
1980 ANZAC Peace Prize
1983 Florey Lecture, Royal Society
1985 Burnet Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
1988 WHO Medal
1988 Japan Prize
1995 Copley Medal (Royal Society)

Since 1994 the Frank Fenner Medal has been awarded for the most outstanding PhD thesis submitted each year in the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University.

Series1  Personal - Biographical 1899 - 1999

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, November, 2001
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