A/Prof Gary Richardson honoured with OAM

21 February 2017

Associate Professor Gary Richardson, Chair of Foundation 49: Men’s Health was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) medal in the Australia Day honours list 2017.

Associate Professor Richardson is Director of Cabrini’s Academic Haematology and Oncology Service and is head of the Cabrini Monash University Department of Medical Oncology: The Szalmuk Family Department of Medical Oncology (established in 2003) at the Cabrini Institute. Dr Richardson is Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Chairman of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, President of Private Cancer Physicians of Australia and Director of Oncology Clinics Victoria.

In 2001, Associate Professor Gary Richardson spearheaded the health promotion initiative Foundation 49: Men’s Health and is still the Chair. The initiative was conceived as the Tony Hitchin Foundation and later renamed to reflect that 49 % of the population are men. Foundation 49: Men’s Health was established to raise awareness and improve the health status of men across each decade of life.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Gary Richardson OAM.

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