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<p>Steven R. Counsell, M.D., director of the Indiana University Geriatrics Program, will begin a prestigious six-month Packer Policy Fellowship at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in July.</p>

University Geriatrics Specialist Awarded Australian Fellowship

Dr. Counsell was awarded the fellowship by The Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health and Aging and The Commonwealth Fund. The program was established in 2002 and is designed to enable up to two outstanding U.S. policy researchers or practitioners to conduct original research, gain an understanding of Australian health policy issues and work with leading Australian health policy experts on issues relevant to the United States and to Australia.

Dr. Counsell’s project involves health policy development and models of health care for older adults in Australia. At the end of the fellowship, he will present his findings to senior government officials and policy experts in Australia.

Dr. Counsell is the Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Professor of Geriatrics at the IU School of Medicine, a scientist at the IU Center for Aging Research and a affiliate scientist at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc.