Three Scientists Receive Australia’s Highest Accolade

In the 2015 Australia Day Honours list, three of the five people appointed Companions (AC) of the Order of Australia, the highest accolade, were medical scientists:

Professor Jeremy Robert Chapman OAM

For eminent service to medicine, particularly in the areas of clinical and biomedical research, to the development of ethical policy and practices for organ donation, acquisition and transplantation, and to renal medicine organisations and publications.

Professor Brendan Scott Crabb

For eminent service to medical science as a prominent researcher of infectious diseases, particularly malaria, and their impact on population health in developing nations, as an advocate, mentor and administrator, and through fostering medical research nationally and internationally.

Professor John Watson Funder

For eminent service to medicine, particularly to cardiovascular endocrinology, as a renowned researcher, author and educator, to the development of academic health science centres, and to mental illness, obesity, and Indigenous eye-health programs.

If you had to choose 3 scientists to receive awards (Australian or not), who would they be and why?

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