Australia and the world are facing an extraordinary challenge as the burden of COVID-19 rises. The pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation and we are working with our Fellows to monitor and respond to the outbreak and we are liaising with the Chief Medical Officer and others as they work to manage it effectively. Through […]

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Statement on COVID-19

The Academy has published the following statement on COVID-19: The world is facing an extraordinary challenge as the burden of COVID-19 rises. Fellows of the Academy with world-leading expertise in relevant areas are assisting us in monitoring the outbreak and are liaising with the Chief Medical Officer and others as they work to manage it […]

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Meet our newest Mentees!

We are excited to announce the four newest mentees accepted into our highly regarded Mentorship Program! These emerging leaders were competitively selected and will be mentored by an Academy Fellow while in the three-year program, as well as receiving additional training and support opportunities. They become Associate Members of the Academy during this period, contributing […]

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It is impossible to encapsulate the many emotions evoked by the devastation caused by the bushfires for all Australians and the tragic consequences for our people, wildlife and country. Our deep concern lies with all the individuals and families affected and the communities whose lives have been torn apart. It has never been more important […]

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We are delighted that four Academy Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list. Professor Bruce Robinson AC FAHMS received the highest honour – appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). Professor Robinson was recognised for his service to medical research, and to national healthcare, through policy development and reform, and […]

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The Academy has submitted a joint response with the Australian Academy of Science to the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) consultation on mitochondrial donation. The two Academies support introducing mitochondrial donation in a cautious and carefully regulated way in Australia, initially limiting the technology to an appropriate clinical research setting to enable robust evaluation. […]

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We are delighted to congratulate our Fellow, Professor Sarah Medland FASSA FAHMS on her election as a Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) this week.  Professor Medland’s work bridges Genetics, Psychology, Neuro-Imaging and applied Statistics with a focus on understanding the genetic and environmental contributions to human behaviour and disease. […]

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We are delighted to congratulate AAHMS Fellow, Professor Paul Myles FAHMS, on his election as member of the US National Academy of Medicine.  Professor Paul Myles is Chair of the Academic Board of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and the current Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Monash […]

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To honour the incredible contribution of our Inaugural President, Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS FAA FTSE FAHMS, we commissioned a portrait from photographer, Justine Walpole. It was unveiled at our annual Gala Dinner on Thursday 10 October. This low resolution version does not do it justice, but the beautiful work will be hung at the […]

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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is delighted to launch the Jian Zhou Medal, which will be awarded to a rising star of Australian health and medical science. The award is named in honour of late Dr. Jian Zhou, a talented molecular biologist and virologist, who worked with Professor Ian Frazer AC to […]

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