Vale Professor Chris Del Mar AM FAHMS

Professor of Public Health Chris Del Mar AM FAHMS was a champion of evidence-based practice and much-loved mentor to many junior doctors and medical students. It is with great sadness that we share news of his passing, a loss that will be felt by many. Professor Del Mar was elected to the Academy in 2015. […]

Meet our Fellows in our video library

More than 440 leading health and medical minds make up the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences – get to know them via our video library. Our Fellows include experts across a range of fields – from the social determinants of health, to Australia’s first Indigenous clinician-scientist, to public health experts […]

Meet Outstanding Female Researcher Medal winner Professor Georgina Long

“Melanoma is also the most common cancer impacting 20 to 39-year-old Australians. At the centre of all we do is our patients – they inspire me to keep asking questions about the why, how and what next for melanoma to achieve zero deaths or eradicate it completely.” This International Day of Women and Girls in […]

Joint statement from the Learned Academies regarding ARC funding veto

We, the Presidents of Australia’s Learned Academies, are committed to a research and innovation system underpinned by the expertise and talent of researchers across the sciences, humanities, technology and engineering, social sciences, and health and medicine. We urge that our system be consistent with world’s best practice, where expertise in both conducting research, and evaluating which […]

Neurologists, dieticians, geneticists and more: meet our newest mentees

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has welcomed 12 new Associate Members into its Mentorship Program – the largest intake to date. Rising leaders in fields such as dietetics, adolescent health, and neuroscience are among the new mentees, who will be paired with an experienced Fellow for mentoring during the next three years. […]

Five Fellows recognised with Australia Day honours

The Academy would like to warmly congratulate Fellows who have been celebrated with Australia Day honours, recognising their contributions to health and medical sciences. Dr Alan Simon Finkel AC FAA FTSE FAHMS was named a Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for eminent service to science, to national energy innovation […]

Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium – Life as a Clinician-Scientist

Online The Queensland Clinical Science Symposium returns in an online format in 2022 to inspire clinicians, researchers, junior doctors, and medical students to pursue excellence in clinical practice and medical research. Don’t miss this enlightening day of presentations and discussions from 12 of Queensland’s esteemed clinician-scientists. This year’s theme is “The Making of a Clinician-Scientist […]

Life as a Clinician-Scientist: 2021 New South Wales Event

How do you balance research and clinical work? What are the advantages of this career? Leading clinician-scientists shared their stories with an online audience for our 2021 event, discussing the challenges and opportunities of going from patient bedside to laboratory bench. You can watch recordings of their presentations in our video library, or read on […]

December newsletter

“The challenges presented by climate change require smart, holistic and cross-disciplinary thinking.” – ACOLA Welcome to the December newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher The Jian Zhou Medal Harnessing research survey Climate change statement Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President   As the […]

Moving from rhetoric to action – a joint statement on COP26

The presidents of Australia’s five learned academies have issued a joint statement on COP26 and Australia’s path to net-zero emissions. “The challenges presented by climate change require smart, holistic and cross-disciplinary thinking. We need to continue developing and communicating research to challenge misinformation with robust evidence and steward an economy-wide transition to a low carbon future. Our […]

November newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter. In this edition: 2021 New Fellows AAHMS video library Climate change and health Honorific awards Harnessing research for better health Congratulations Fellows in the news Welcome to our 29 new Fellows   The Academy celebrated new Fellows in a ceremony on 26 October as part of our annual meeting. “The […]

AAHMS Fellow elected to Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

AAHMS Fellow Professor Michael Berk FASSA FAHMS has been recognised for his innovations in psychiatric drug discovery with election to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).  Professor Berk is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and is Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University and Barwon Health, where he heads IMPACT, […]

2022 Annual Meeting

Venue TBC – Melbourne, VIC. Save the date: the 2022 Academy annual meeting will be held 13-14 October in Melbourne, with our mentorship workshop on 12 October. This flagship Academy event brings together Fellows, Associate Members and key stakeholders from across Australia to share ideas, welcome the Academy’s new Fellows in 2022 and celebrate outstanding […]

29 new Fellows elected

They have battled COVID-19, created anti-cancer drugs and led the field of Aboriginal mental health – meet the 29 health leaders elected as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. The Academy welcomed 19 women and 10 men to its Fellowship this evening (26 October), recognising the brightest minds in health […]

Harassment of Australian scientists unacceptable

Around 1 in 5 Australian scientists recently surveyed by the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) said they experienced death threats and/or threats of physical or sexual violence after speaking to the media about COVID-19.  Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences President Professor Ingrid Scheffer said it was completely unacceptable that scientists and healthcare professionals were […]

October newsletter

Announcing our annual meeting program, featuring Dr Anthony Fauci, Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge, Dr Nick Watts, Professor Sir John Savill and Associate Professor Lisa Whop. Welcome to our October newsletter. In this edition: AAHMS annual meeting – 27-28 October Jian Zhou Medal Outstanding Female Researcher Medal Supporting Therapeutic Goods Administration Medical Research Future Fund – AAHMS gives evidence Congratulations Fellows in […]

AAHMS Submission: Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

The Academy has responded to the Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, providing feedback on the sections of the bill that affect operation of the Medical Research Future Fund. While supportive of the broad intentions to streamline fund operations, the Academy recommends that several risks are addressed to better protect health […]