Peter Morris awarded Doctorate of Laws at University of Melbourne

By: Simon Knight | Posted on: 24th August 2012

Peter Morris

Peter Morris

As part of the celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the University of Melbourne Medical School in July 2012, Sir Peter Morris AC, FRS, Emeritus Nuffield Professor of Surgery at the University of Oxford, was awarded a Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa), the highest award the University can confer. After the ceremony he delivered the 40th Halford Oration “Organ Transplantation: A Medical Miracle of the 20th Century”. Others that were also awarded a Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) at the same ceremony were Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, FRS, Professor Fiona Stanley AC, Professor Hugh Taylor AC, Emeritus Professor Jack Martin AO, Emeritus Professor Judith Whitworth AC and Professor David de Kretser AC.

A little earlier in the year, Sir Peter Morris was declared a Master of Nephrology by the European Renal Association at their Congress in Paris together with a number of other pioneers in Nephrology in Europe. Peter Morris was the only surgeon in the group!

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