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Honouring our distinguished former Chair, Dr John Yu AC and building global healthcare links with Asia through the Dr John Yu Fellowship Program

To honour our distinguished former Chair, Dr John Yu AC, and contribute to the next generation of healthcare researchers in Asia, the Board and Directors of The George Institute for Global Health have created the Dr John Yu Fellowship Program. 

About Dr John Yu AC

Dr Yu was Chair of The George Institute for Global Health from September 2006 until December 2010 and played a fundamental role in building lasting relationships with the Institute’s Asian partners. 

Dr Yu is devoted to promoting cultural, educational and scientific relationships between Australia and Asia and has held the Chair of the Advisory Council of the International Centre of Excellence for Asia Pacific Studies and the Chair of the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

"I am proud to see the establishment of this Fellowship Program at The George Institute. Continuing to build strong and collaborative research relationships between Australia and Asia and supporting talented young researchers to gain a global education will help us tackle international healthcare challenges and build links between countries.”

Dr John Yu AC

The Dr John Yu Fellowship Program

The Dr John Yu Fellowship Program consists of a prestigious three-year award, made annually to the best and brightest of the next generation of healthcare researchers from Asia. The Fellowship will allow these students to complete their doctoral studies in Australia at The George Institute and the University of Sydney.

Consistent with The George Institute’s mission to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide, candidates will be sought who display strong leadership qualities, with a passion for solving the healthcare challenges facing low- and-middle income countries in the 21st century.

With the ability to participate in research at any or all of The George Institute offices in Australia, China, India and the UK, the Fellowship will provide an opportunity for students to complete a truly global health doctorate, with mentoring by our leading world-class researchers.

The first award will be given in late 2015 at the John Yu Oration in Beijing, China.

To find out more about how you can invest in the Dr John Yu Fellowships Program to support talented young researchers please contact:

Jo Degney
Manager, Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships
Level 13, 321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Tel:  +61 2 8238 2415
jdegney@georgeinstitute.org.au