Leaders in NSW health welcome Notre Dame's new Dean of Medicine

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Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 5-8-2011

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

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Leaders in the New South Wales’ medicine and public health sectors gathered at The University of Notre Dame Australia's Sydney School of Medicine this week to welcome the newly-appointed Dean of Medicine, Professor Christine Bennett.

Guests included Dr Mary Foley, Director General of NSW Health; NSW Supreme Court Justice Peter Garling and Professor Jane Ingham, foundation Director of the Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care.

Professor Stephen Leeder AO, Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney and Professor Terrance Campbell, Senior Associate Dean at the University of New South Wales, also attended the event, together with a range of academics and officials from the world of medicine.

Notre Dame’s Chancellor, Mr Terence Tobin QC, formally welcomed Professor Bennett, highlighting the significance of her appointment.

“Professor Bennett, you come on the eve of a milestone for the Sydney Medical School, which will soon graduate its first cohort, a significant moment for Notre Dame in Sydney,” Mr Tobin said.

Professor Bennett said she was delighted to join Notre Dame’s Medical School which, although young, is widely recognised as an innovator in preparing graduands for a career in medicine.

“I believe Notre Dame brings a uniqueness to medical education in Australia. Our School’s pursuit of excellence in medical training has the added dimension of commitment to the education of doctors within a context of Catholic faith and values,” Professor Bennett said.

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