Four Fellows elected to science academy

 Four AAHMS Fellows have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to  health and medical research with election to the Australian Academy of Science. Professors Rachelle Buchbinder, Louisa Degenhardt, Matthew Kiernan and Georgina Long were announced as new Academy of Science Fellows on 23 May, and will be formally admitted to the academy in a ceremony […]

Academy welcomes Federal Budget investment in health and medical research and innovation

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomes the Federal Government’s continued investment in health and medical research through the 2024-25 Budget, which was handed down yesterday evening. The Academy welcomes the slight increase in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for 2024-25, alongside the ongoing $650 million ongoing Medical Research Future […]

AAHMS highlight: harnessing research for better health

Professor Christina Mitchell AO FAHMS speaks to guests at the 2017 Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victoria symposium.

This year marks 10 years since the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences was formed. Celebrate with us as we reflect on a decade of advancing research and innovation to improve everyone’s health. This article is the third in a series that highlights 10 of the Academy’s major achievements since it was formed in […]

AAHMS welcomes health research investment package 

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) welcomes the Federal Government’s $1.89 billion investment in health and medical research through its Health Research for a Future Made in Australia package. AAHMS President Professor Louise Baur said the Academy had long called for Australia to maximise the benefits of its investments in life-saving health […]

AAHMS welcomes Federal Government Medical Science Co-investment Plan

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) welcomes the Federal Government’s Medical Science Co-investment Plan, which outlines how government and industry can work together to grow opportunities in medical manufacturing in Australia. AAHMS has been a strong advocate for building Australia’s sovereign capability in medical manufacturing. The Academy is pleased to see that […]

AAHMS highlight: Outstanding First Nations Researcher Medal

This year marks 10 years since the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences was formed. Celebrate with us as we reflect on a decade of advancing research and innovation to improve everyone’s health. This article is the third in a series that highlights 10 of the Academy’s major achievements since it was formed in […]

March 2024 newsletter

Welcome to the March 2024 newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Highlight: Life as a Clinician-Scientist AAHMS Policy News Congratulations Fellows in the new A message from our President The Government recently released the Universities Accord Final Report, providing an overall vision to reform higher education. The Academy, drawing on the collective […]

AAHMS highlight: Life as Clinician-Scientist – the best of both worlds

The 2023 Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victoria symposium program.

This year marks 10 years since the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences was formed. Celebrate with us as we reflect on a decade of advancing research and innovation to improve everyone’s health. This article is the first in a series that highlights 10 of the Academy’s major achievements since it was formed in […]

AAHMS welcomes Universities Accord Final Report

A university lecture hall. AAHMS has provided a submission to the Australian Universities Accord discussion paper consultation.

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has welcomed the Government’s commitment to improving higher education through its Australian Universities Accord Final Report. The report, released today (25 February), provides an overall vision to reform higher education, focusing on a high-quality and equitable system that helps priority populations thrive within the sector. Academy President […]

Trans health leader our newest mentee

Meet Associate Professor Ada Cheung: the Academy’s latest Associate Member and an endocrinologist with a passion for improving the health of trans people. Associate Professor Cheung was selected for the Academy’s Mentorship Program, where she will be supported by an experienced Academy Fellow for the next three years. “I am keen to seek new insights […]

February 2024 newsletter

Welcome to the February 2024 newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Highlight: the Jian Zhou Medal Meet our Interim CEO AAHMS Policy News ARDC Survey World Health Summit Regional Meeting Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President This year marks 10 years since the Academy’s inception – a decade […]

AAHMS highlight: Jian Zhou Medal

This year marks 10 years since the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences was formed. Celebrate with us as we reflect on a decade of advancing research and innovation to improve everyone’s health. This article is the first in a series that highlights 10 of the Academy’s major achievements since it was formed in […]

Fellows honoured for their service to health

Academy Fellows Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO were named the Australians of the Year in a ceremony on 25 January, recognising their groundbreaking work in cancer research. Professors Long and Scolyer are co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institute of Australia, where they have made significant progress towards their goal of zero deaths […]

November 2023 newsletter

Welcome to the November 2023 newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President AAHMS awards AAHMS Annual Meeting Survey AAHMS policy news Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President It is a great pleasure to be writing to you as Academy President, following my election at the Academy’s Annual General Meeting […]

AAHMS Fellow elected to ATSE

Indigenous health leader and Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellow Professor Sandra Eades AO has been elected as an Honorary Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Professor Eades’ outstanding contributions to public health and science have seen her named a Fellow of three Learned Academies: AAHMS, the Academy […]

AAHMS welcomes 27 new Fellows

An ophthalmologist-scientist, academic psychiatrist and a paediatric anaesthetist are among the 27 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. The Academy will welcome its new Fellows in a ceremony in Brisbane tonight (12 October), where they will be announced by the Academy’s Interim President Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO FRS FAA […]

Experts propose a path to improve Australia’s mental health

Discussion from the Health Horizons mental health roundtable captured by graphic recorders.

Australia needs bold, future focused action to change the trajectory of our mental health outcomes, and experts have proposed a three-pronged approach to improve our mental health system. The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences today released a report from a specialist roundtable, chaired by mental health expert and Academy Fellow Professor Maree Teesson […]

AAHMS welcomes COVID-19 inquiry

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomes the Federal Government’s independent inquiry into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely inquiry should be future and solutions focused. It should identify lessons learned and present a path forward to ensure Australia is prepared for the next pandemic. COVID-19 has had a profound impact […]

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