JCU Medical School Deputy Vice Chancellor honoured
OzTREKK would like to congratulate James Cook University’s Professor Ian Wronski, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Tropical Health and Medicine, who received one of the nation’s highest honours.
Professor Ian Wronski was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) at the Queen’s Birthday Awards 2014 on June 9.
Professor Wronksi received the award “For distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly through leadership and research roles in Indigenous, rural and remote health, and to medicine in the field of tropical health.”
Based in Townsville, Professor Wronski has helped shape health services in North Queensland
Professor Wronski led the campaign to establish JCU Medical School and he became the first Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in Townsville.
Professor Ian Wronski is Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at JCU.
Ian’s professional background is in medicine, with postgraduate qualifications in Policy and Management from Harvard University, Public Health and Epidemiology from Harvard University, Tropical Medicine from Liverpool and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Ian is a registered Specialist Public Health Physician through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and also holds Fellowship status in Tropical Medicine and Rural and Remote Medicine through the relevant medical colleges.
Ian was the first Director of Health Services of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council and a practicing procedural clinician in the Kimberley region until 1992.
Over the two decades he has worked at JCU, Ian has led the development of degrees such as medicine, veterinary science, tropical agriculture, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and tropical medicine, the rehabilitation sciences and more recently the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM).
Ian was awarded the Surgeon General John White Medal for “outstanding service to the health of northern Australia” in 2008, and is a Life Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Throughout his career, Ian has had leadership roles at national and state level in several sectors relating to key aspects of policy. These include workforce development, public health, rural and regional development, Indigenous health, rural health and medicine, and education.
Ian currently chairs the Australian Council of Pro Vice Chancellors and Deans of Health Sciences, and the Queensland Clinical Education and Training Council; and is a member of the Independent Health Pricing Authority – Teaching, Training and Research Committee as well as the associated Research Working Group, the Health Workforce Australia Standing Committee on Higher Education, the Townsville Health and Hospital Board and Executive Subcommittee, and the Health Professions Education Standing Group of Universities Australia. Ian is also a Board Member of the APEC-Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF) and leads its Health Workforce working group.
Professor Wronski thanked the people who nominated him.
JCU International Student Pre-arrival Webinar
Heading to JCU? The James Cook University International Student Support Team is running a series of pre-arrival webinars in June 2014.
The purpose of these webinars is to provide commencing students with all the information they need prepare for their arrival in Australia. The webinars also give students a chance to meet the International Student Support Team and ask any questions they may have about studying and living in Australia.
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. (Ontario time)
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About JCU Medical School
The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) medical degree at JCU Medical School aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine.
Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 29, 2014