Professor Nick Nicola was appointed a new fellow of the AAHMS. The academy promotes medical research and its translation to enable a healthier community both in Australia and globally. Fellows are elected for outstanding leadership and distinguished professional achievement in their field.
Professor Nicola was part of the team that discovered colony stimulating factors (CSFs) -hormones that stimulate the body to make life-saving cells that protect against infection. The discovery has helped more than 20 million people recover from chemotherapy and revolutionised blood stem cell transplants.