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Biographical entry White, David Ogilvie (1931 - 2004)

AO, FRCPA, FASM

Born
30 August 1931
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Died
7 November 2004
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Microbiologist

Summary

David Ogilvie White was Professor of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne from 1967-94. He was a member of many state or national scientific committees and held executive positions on numerous national and international professional societies. White produced over 120 peer reviewed publications.

Details

After graduating in medicine from the University of Sydney, David Ogilvie White went on to do his PhD on influenza viruses. This was the start of his long research career in that area. In 1958 White was appointed lecturer in microbiology at The University of Melbourne to introduce the filed of virology to the department. He quickly rose through the ranks of the University and was eventually appointed Emeritus Professor in 1994. Throughout his 40 years at the University, White saw the expansion of the Microbiology Department and the Faculty of Medicine and trained many under- and postgraduate students. He also took on numerous committee and council roles within the University.

David White had established a good international reputation and was offered fellowships from many international organizations such as the US National Academy of Science. He was also the recipient of many awards and honourable appointments including an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Honorary Life Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology, Honorary Life Member of the Australian Society of Immunology, the Ivanowsky Medal from the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal and an honourary Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Melbourne.

Events

1954
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) & Bachelor of Science (BS) completed at the University of Sydney
1958
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Australian National University, Canberra
1958 - 1967
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer then Reader at the University of Melbourne
1959 - 1960
Career position - Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Health, USA
1965
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1965 - 1966
Career position - Visiting Fellow of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, USA
1967 - 1994
Career position - Professor of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1971
Career position - Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK
1971
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Sydney
1971 - 1982
Career position - Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne
1972 - 1973
Career position - Visiting Fellow at the University of London
1973 - 1990
Career position - Member of the numerous committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council
1974 - 1975
Career position - Dean of the Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Melbourne
1974 - 1979
Career position - Member of the Committee on Staff at the University of Melbourne
1974 - 1979
Career position - Member of the Joint Committee of Council & Professorial Board at the University of Melbourne
1975 - 1977
Career position - Member of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria Research Committee
1975 - 1978
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne
1975 - 1978
Career position - Councillor of the University of Melbourne
1977 - 1978
Career position - Chairman of the Professorial Board of the University of Melbourne
1978 - 1979
Career position - Chairman of the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne
1980 - 1981
Career position - Member of the Committee of Student Participation at the University of Melbourne
1982
Career position - Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA
1984 - 1999
Career position - Member of the Advisory Council of the International Congress on Virology
1988 - 1990
Career position - President of the Australian Society for Microbiology
1988 - 1993
Career position - Chairman of the Management Committee of the National Centre for HIV Virology Research
1989
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Society of Microbiology (FASM)
1989
Career position - Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FRCPA)
1991
Career position - Visiting Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA
26 January 1992
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1994 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne
1994
Education - Doctor of Medicine (Hon) received from the University of Melbourne
1996
Award - International Congress of Influenza Award for virology received

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McCarthy, G.J & Annette Alafaci