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Laureate Professor appointment for CERA founder
12 August, 2011
CERA founder Professor Hugh Taylor AC has been appointed as a Melbourne Laureate Professor for his work in ophthalmology.
In congratulating Professor Taylor, CERA Managing Director Professor Jonathan Crowston said the appointment is testament to Professor Taylor's dedication to eye health, disease prevention and achieving Indigenous health equality.
"The Melbourne Laureate Professorship represents a significant honour and the appointments are limited to distinguished professors, including Nobel Laureates," Professor Crowston said.
"Professor Taylor's appointment is one of only ten such appointments in Melbourne and the first of its kind in the field of ophthalmology," he said.
"CERA and its staff congratulate Professor Taylor on his new appointment and on his outstanding career."
Professor Hugh Taylor founded CERA in 1996 and served as its managing director for eleven years.
His research career has been publicly acknowledged with many scholarships, grants and awards.
In 2001, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in recognition of his contributions to the prevention of river blindness, to academia through research and education related to the prevention of eye disease, and to eye health in Indigenous communities.
Professor Hugh Taylor holds the Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne.