One of Australia’s Highest Honors is Awarded to Renal and Transplantation Specialist

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Professor Jeremy Chapman, a renal and transplantation specialist at Westmead Millenium Institute for Medical Research, has dedicated his professional life to the study of kidney disease and transplantation. His passion and desire to seek innovation and his commitment to research has resulted in Dr. Chapman being awarded one of Australia’s highest honors by presenting him with a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The award was for his service to medicine, particularly in the realm of biomedical and clinical research, contributions to renal medicine publications and organizations, and to the development of ethical practices and policies for organ donation and transplantation. Dr. Chapman shares that experimental studies have demonstrated that it is likely that in less than a decade transplant recipients will no longer need to be dependent on immunosuppressant drugs. In the meantime, Dr. Chapman reminds of the need for life-style change in order to minimize the occurrences of diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, that can lead to kidney failure.

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/01/26/4167317.htm

Learn about this award at: http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/index.cfm (image taken from this website)

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