A note on the occasion of being made Member of the Order of Australia
I am incredibly honored and humbled to be appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). It came with a total surprise. But it also came at a very special time to me, because 40 years ago on this day (26/1/1982) I came to Australia as a ‘boat people’.
The citation for my honor reads : “For significant service to medical research, particularly in the field of osteoporosis and fracture prevention, and to tertiary education.”