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Ted Wilkes recognised with AMA award at annual gala

Date posted: 5 July 2016

Aboriginal health champion, Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, was recognised for his career in the medical field at a gala dinner hosted by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) at the end of June. Associate Professor Wilkes, a non-clinician, was recognised for his contribution to health with the AMA President’s Award. The category was for a non-clinician who has contributed greatly to health in Western Australia.

The Associate Professor is employed at Curtin’s National Drug Research Institute where he is a leader of the Aboriginal Research Program. Associate Professor Wilkes has collaborated with the AMA over many years to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Recently, the Associate Member was made a member of the Order of Australia and is also a member of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs and was previously a member of the Australian National Council on Drugs and Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee. He is also a member of the AODKC Reference Group.

The AMA (WA) Gala Dinner and Charitable Awards Ceremony is an annual event to recognise great achievements in health leadership, and medical research.

Source: Canning Times

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Last updated: 6 July 2016
 
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