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August 16th, 2007

A doctor, lawyer, and all-round Renaissance man explores how Australia can maintain its edge in nanomedicines.

Abstract:
Take a quick glance down Dr Tom Faunce's CV and the phrase Renaissance man is likely to spring to mind. How could it not? He's worked as a judge's associate to a High Court Justice, as a barrister and as a senior registrar in an intensive care unit. His expertise in law and medicine is also buttressed by a love of history, humanist philosophy and art. The culture of the Renaissance and its antecedents, as it happens, must also permeate his home life, given his wife's career as a professor in medieval art.
Yet instead of viewing these fields as independent travellers, Faunce aims to get law, medicine and ethics walking together on a common path. The title of his prize-winning PhD thesis referred to the trio as fellow pilgrims, drawing on humanist values to inform medicine and human rights law. Faunce is a joint lecturer in law and medicine at ANU, but such appointments haven't limited his movements to the lecture hall and the lab. He's organised groups of his medical students on field trips to the National Gallery of Australia because looking at paintings, he argues, is an excellent way to awaken humanist sensibilities.

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