Supporting our community

20 Aug 2013

In June this year, Professor Paul Colditz was awarded lifetime membership of ‘SIDS and Kids’. This rare honour was in recognition of the many years Professor Colditz has dedicated to the national bereavement counselling organisation, for parents who have experienced the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or child. 

Since being the Founding Chairman of a SIDS and Kids Research Interest group in 2002, Professor Colditz has been an active member of both the state and national boards. He has also chaired many scientific committees. 

In further recognition of his commitment to community support, Professor Colditz is also a recipient of the prestigious Ray Phippard award, from the Lions Medical Research Foundation. 

The Ray Phippard Award is named in honour of Ray Phippard’s ongoing service to the Lions Medical Research Foundation over the last 40 years. The award is presented to an individual who has given outstanding service to the community in support of medical research.

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving babies and childrens lives through the elimination of sudden and unexpected infant deaths during pregnancy, birth and childhood, supporting bereaved families and funding research into stillbirth.

The Lions Medical Research Foundation

The Lions Medical Research Foundation is committed to raising funds for medical research to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.