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Biographical entry Metcalf, Donald (1929 - 2014)

AO, AC, FAA, FRS

Born
26 February 1929
Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia
Died
15 December 2014
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Donald Metcalf was Head of the Cancer Research Unit and Assistant Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1965-1996. He was the recipient of a great many national and international awards, of which only a few are listed below.

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1950 - 1951
Career position - Demonstrator of Bacteriology at the University of Sydney
1951
Education - Bachelor of Medical Science (BSc (Med)) completed at the University of Sydney
1953
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Sydney
1953 - 1954
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney
1954 - 1956
Career position - Carden Fellow in Cancer Research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Parkville, Victoria
1958 - 1964
Career position - Head of the Cancer Research Laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1961
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Sydney
1964
Award - Syme Prize for Research received from the University of Melbourne
1965 - 1996
Career position - Head of the Cancer Research Unit and Assistant Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1966
Award - Britannica Australia Award for Medicine received
1968
Award - AMA - BMA Prize for Medical Research received from the Australian and British Medical Associations
1968
Award - Mollison Prize received for research on pathology from the Australian Medical Association
1969 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1974
Award - Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal received
1976
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1980
Award - Gold Medal of the Australian Cancer Society received
1983 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1986
Award - Wellcome Prize received from the Royal Society
1986 - 1996
Career position - Research Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Melbourne
1993
Award - Albert Lasker Clinical Research Award (US) received
1993
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
1995
Award - Royal Medal received from the Royal Society
1996
Award - Inaugural Amgen Australia Award received

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Alafaci, Annette, 'Donald Metcalf: Father of Modern Haematology', Australasian Science, vol. 22, no. 4, 2001, p. 46. Details
  • Nicola, Nicos A., 'Donald Metcalf AC, 26 February 1929 - 15 December 2014', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, vol. 62, 2016, pp. 409-31. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Hilton, Donald, Alexander, Warren and Nicola, Nicos, '"Colossus" of medical research shone a light into the darkness for those who followed him: Donald Metcalf, scientist, 26-2-1929 - 15-12-2014', The Age, no. 20 December, 2014, p. 20. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.