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December 2012

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SVI’s Professor Jack Martin.

Professor to represent state for national senior award

St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research’s Professor Jack Martin has been named Victorian Senior Australian of the Year.

He was selected from four Victorian finalists for the 2013 Senior Australian of the Year, to be announced on Australia Day.

One of Australia’s most esteemed researchers and the founder of skeletal research in Australia, Professor Martin’s research has had a major impact on the understanding and treatment of diseases such as osteoporosis, bone tumours and the spread of cancer to bone.

Having stepped down as Director of SVI a decade ago, Professor Martin is still very active within the research world.

‘I enjoy it very much and I think I’m very lucky,’ Professor Martin said.

‘I’m still sufficiently interested and love presenting at meetings and interacting with colleagues from around the world.

‘I’m very, very fortunate to be able to do all these things.’