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Professor Ralph Martins awarded Melvin Jones Fellowship

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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ECU’s Foundation Chair of Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease, Professor Ralph Martins, has been awarded the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship for dedicated humanitarian services including his research on Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor Martin was presented with the plaque at the Claremont Nedlands Lions Club on Tuesday, 23 March following his speech on Alzheimer’s disease to club members.

Named after the Founder of the Lions Club International, The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition by the Lions Club and recognises an individual’s commitment to humanitarian work.

“I was informed that I am only the second person to have received this award from this Lions Club in 25 years,” said Professor Martins.

“The award has inspired me to strive even harder to see an end to Alzheimer’s disease and to continue to contribute to humanitarian programs in the future”.

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