Long COVID and repeated infections inquiry submission

Image of the novel coronavirus

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has provided a joint submission with the Australian Academy of Science to the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport inquiry into long COVID and repeated COVID infections. The response focuses on the inquiry’s terms of reference related to research, innovation and evidence-based care, and […]

Highlights from AAHMS 2022

Collage of images of speakers and panels at AAHMS 2022 annual meeting.

Misinformation in health, new technologies in medical research, and a vision for integrating research in the health system – these were just some of the key themes that took centre stage at the recent Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences annual meeting. Held at WEHI in Melbourne, AAHMS 2022 was the Academy’s first face-to-face […]

Tribute to Professor Don McManus FAHMS

Professor Donald McManus FAHMS was an esteemed parasitologist who dedicated his life to the prevention, treatment and global elimination of neglected tropical diseases caused by parasitic worms, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is with great sadness that we share news of his passing; a loss that will be felt across the […]

We are hiring – Policy Officer

We are seeking a motivated and talented Policy Officer to join our small, dynamic team. Summary:  Job type: Full-time, 12-month contract  Location: Sydney (Camperdown) or Brisbane (Woolloongabba) – we have offices in both locations Reports to: Chief Executive    The Policy Officer will support policy work and projects that enable the Academy to deliver an […]

AAHMS Fellow elected to Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

AAHMS Fellow Professor Henry Brodaty AO has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). ASSA promotes excellence in the social sciences in Australia and in their contribution to public policy. Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of their demonstrated and outstanding contribution to one or more fields […]

November newsletter

Welcome to the November 2022 newsletter. In this edition: A message from our new President Welcome to our new Fellows Federal Budget analysis ACOLA report on disability confidence Sector news and events Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President It is with great pleasure that I write my first update as President […]

ACOLA report: Enhancing Disability Responsiveness

A new report from Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) outlines how training in all occupations can be more responsive to people with disability and highlights best practices. The project, Ensuring Occupations are Responsive to People with Disability, explored the context and adequacy of training about disability in Australia and, through this work, ACOLA developed […]

AAHMS analysis: 2022-23 October Federal Budget

The Academy has produced an analysis of the Federal Budget handed down on 25 October 2022.  As expected, much of the budget focuses on finding efficiencies around some of the programs introduced by the previous government. Consequently, there is limited news for research and innovation. For health, the overarching narrative from the Department of Health […]

Congratulations to the 2022 CSL Centenary Fellowship recipients

Discovery research that could solve mysteries of the human immune system, leading to better malaria vaccines and treatments for chronic bowel disease, has received a boost from the 2022 CSL Centenary Fellowships. Dr Michelle Boyle, of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute/Burnet Institute, and Dr Samuel Forster, of Hudson Institute of Medical Research, are the 2022 […]

AAHMS Fellow elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

AAHMS Fellow, Distinguished Professor Dietmar Hutmacher, is among the 27 innovators to be elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) for 2022. ATSE Fellows are leaders in applied science, technology and engineering, elected by their peers in recognition of exceptional professional contributions to Australian STEM innovation. Distinguished Professor […]

October newsletter

Welcome to the October 2022 newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Annual meeting update Honorific award nominations Sector news and events Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President You are receiving our newsletter a little earlier this month, as we prepare for our Academy’s flagship event of the year next […]

The Academy welcomes our new Fellows for 2022

A compilation of 31 new Fellows from 2022

Infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, oncologists, a clinical biostatistician, a broadcast journalist, a senior barrister, and a former Academy Mentee are among the 31 health leaders who will be announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at a ceremony in Melbourne this evening. Each year, the Fellowship elects the best and […]

Our vision to integrate research in the health system

Australia’s health and medical science leaders have today released a comprehensive plan to transform healthcare by better integrating research and health. The report, Research and innovation as core functions in transforming the health system: a vision for the future of health in Australia, released today by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences outlines […]

September newsletter

Welcome to the September 2022 newsletter. In this edition: Congratulations to our 2022 Medal recipients Life as a Clinician-Scientist New South Wales Annual meeting update Health Horizons Forum announced Sector news and events Congratulations Fellows in the news Staying in touch A message from our President The Academy’s flagship event of the year is only one […]

Health Horizons Forum to explore future of health

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, in partnership with Saltire Capital Partners, is launching a series of roundtables to explore the future of health, research and innovation in Australia. The 2023 Health Horizons Forum will bring together stakeholders from across the Australian health sector, government, research, innovation and industry to explore future opportunities […]

August newsletter

Welcome to the August 2022 newsletter. In this edition: Meet our newest Mentees Life as a Clinician-Scientist South Australia Annual meeting update Sector news and events Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President It is National Science Week, and an excellent opportunity to reflect on the purpose of the Academy—to advance health and […]

Leading haematologist honoured with Jian Zhou Medal

A scientist leading one of the world’s preeminent research programs on global health anaemia control, which has led to the delivery of evidence-based care for children and pregnant mothers worldwide, has received the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Jian Zhou Medal. The medal is named in honour of cervical cancer vaccine co-inventor Professor […]

July newsletter

Welcome to the July 2022 newsletter. In this edition: Data project launched Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victoria Annual meeting registration open External events Sector news and opportunities Congratulations Fellows in the news Academy update The increasing use of electronic health data raises a number of challenges and opportunities for researchers and clinicians. The Academy’s latest publication, […]

Academy welcomes six rising research leaders into Mentorship Program

Six emerging research leaders with expertise in cardiology, dietetics, genetics, neurology, addiction and exercise science have joined the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) Mentorship Program. Competitively selected from a pool of applicants across Australia, these rising health and medical research stars will be paired with a mentor from the AAHMS Fellowship to […]