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Biographical entry Penny, Ronald (1936 - )

AO

Born
1936
Occupation
Physician and Immunologist

Summary

Ronald Penny is a clinical immunologist who was the inaugural Director of St Vincent's Hospital's Centre for Immunology in Sydney. The Centre was formed from Penny's Clinical Immunology Unit at the at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - the first to be established in New South Wales. In 1982 the Centre became the first to identify Australia's first case of HIV-AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Since then Penny has been a frontrunner in AIDS research in Australia.

Details

Events

1960s
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of New South Wales
1960
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1965
Career position - Began specialising in immunology
1979
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of New South Wales
1983 -
Career position - Inaugural Director of St Vincent's Hospital's Centre for Immunology in Sydney
1985
Career position - Established Australia's first AIDS unit, St Vincent's Hospital
1988 -
Career position - Personal Chair in Clinical Immunology at the University of New South Wales
1993
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Published resources

Books

  • Murray, James, Lifework: Heroes of Australian Health, Focus Publishing for [Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd], Edgecliff, NSW, 1997, 160 pp. Details

Online Resources

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