Queen's Birthday Honour

Monday 16 June 2014

Many high profile members of the University community have been honoured for their contribution to Australia in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Order of Australia Honours.

Congratulations to Professor Michael Levy, from the ANU Medical School, who was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM); and Dr Yusufali Khalfan, who was awarded an OAM.

Professor Levy is also Director of health services at ACT jails, and received the award for significant service to medicine in the field of public health as a clinician, academic and educator.

"This award is recognition of my efforts, and the efforts of others with whom I've worked for many years, to focus attention on the fact that prisoner populations have serious health concerns - both physical and mental illness. It is recognition of efforts to bring that excluded population group into mainstream health services," Professor Levy said.

Dr Yusufali Khalfan received the award for service to medicine as a general practitioner, and to the community of Harden-Murrumburrah. Dr Khalfan has been involved with teaching in ANU Medical School since the early days of the rural placement program and has played a significant role in the broader community as an advocate for improved access to services in rural areas. Originally from Kenya, Dr Khalfan has worked in a diverse range of medical areas, including surgery and gynaecology, and eventually focusing on general practice.

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