The University of Melbourne and CMC Vellore launch George Ani Memorial

The University of Melbourne and CMC Vellore were pleased to announce the launch of the George Ani Memorial project during the recent delegation visit to India by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences.

George Ani memorial group shot

The project was named in memory of the late Dr George Ani, a former ENT surgeon at CMC Vellore, who volunteered his time to provide ENT services to people with disability in rural India.

The project brings together staff from the University of Melbourne and CMC Vellore to deliver training and disability hearing services to remote areas of North India.

The project was launched by Professor Nathan Grills, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Chris Waterworth, a Graeme Clark Foundation board member and a warm greeting was recorded by Professor Graeme Clark. Professor Clark outlined the long history of the University of Melbourne’s graduates engaging with CMC Vellore, including Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop.

Professor Graeme Clark speaking

The event was also attended by leaders from the School of Health Sciences, including Professor Bruce Thompson, Head of School; Professor Fiona Dobson, Head of Physiotherapy; Professor Maree Gerdtz, Head of Nursing; Professor Andrew Metha, Head of Optometry; Associate Professor Dani Tomlin, Head of Department, Audiology and Speech Pathology; and Dr Kelley Graydon, Senior Lecturer, Audiology and Speech Pathology.