Dr Graham Blackman OAM FTSE, a Fellow of the Academy since 2004, has been appointed chairman of the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, launched in Melbourne this month.
The Foundation is a new charity that is supporting stem cell research and informing the community of the potential opportunities, and the present dangers, of stem cell medicine.
The Foundation is led by an expert volunteer Board, with a diversity of scientific, medical and governance experience.
Dr Blackman also chairs the Boards of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and IDT Australia Ltd, and is a former Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Victorian College of Pharmacy.
The Board consults with leading stem cell scientists before committing funds to research and education initiatives.