Australia Day Honours
Congratulations to three NSW Health Pathology staff members, who were named in the 2017 Australia Day Honours.
Prof Gwendolyn (Lyn) Gilbert (retired from the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research in February 2016) was awarded for distinguished service to medical research, particularly the study of infectious disease prevention and control, to tertiary education as an academic and to public health policy.
Clinical Prof Harry Iland was awarded for significant service to medicine, and to medical research, in the specialty of haematology, and as a mentor of young scientists. Prof Iland is employed at the Insitute of Haematology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He led development of a comprehensive molecular haematology laboratory (the Kanematsu Laboratory) and made an internationally significant contribution to the management of acute promyelocytic leukaemia.
Dr Alain Middleton was awarded for distinguished service to dentistry as a forensic odontologist, as a global expert in victim identification, and through the development of international standards in disaster response. Dr Middleton is a Visiting Dental Officer with the Department of Forensic Medicine Sydney.