Inaugural Robert and Gillian Cook Family Award recipients announced

Left to right: Mr Peter Tao, Mr Aaron Thomas, Dr Robert Cook, Mrs Gillian Cook and Professor Mike Morgan.

On Friday 9 February, the Melbourne Dental School was pleased to hold a morning tea celebration to announce the inaugural recipients of the Robert and Gillian Cook Family Award.

Hosted by Head of School Professor Mike Morgan, the event was a wonderful opportunity to thank our generous donors Dr Robert Cook and Mrs Gillian Cook and to introduce them to the two inaugural recipients, Mr Peter Tao and Mr Aaron Thomas.

Established by the Cooks in 2016, this award provides important financial support to students who are pursuing research in the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery through the Melbourne Dental School.

Dr Robert Cook AM (BDSc 1952, MDSc 1958) is a dentist who is widely recognised for his work in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Now retired, Dr Cook is eager to give back to his alma mater and support the next generation of students looking to pursue a career in his area of specialisation.

The Robert and Gillian Cook Family Award will be available again in 2018. Read more here.