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Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic requires more than just vaccines, with yesterday’s changes to the planned vaccine rollout again highlighting the need to maintain a broad-base approach to managing the pandemic. Professor Ingrid Scheffer, President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, said that the Australian Government had followed expert medical advice […]

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Australia and the world face an extraordinary challenge in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a rapidly evolving situation and we are working with our Fellows to monitor and respond to the outbreak and we are liaising with government, the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientist, and others as they work to manage it effectively.  Through […]

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We are delighted to welcome nine new mentees onto our Mentorship Program, after 2020 saw us receive a record number of applications in the five year history of the program.  The Mentorship Committee was extremely impressed by the calibre of the applications, their research records and leadership positions and is pleased to announce the new […]

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In response to the Government’s call for submissions for the 2021-22 Budget, the Academy has highlighted the importance of an adaptable, skilled and responsive research and innovation sector working in concert with government, industry and the community. Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its success in maintaining low case numbers and fatalities has highlighted […]

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We are delighted that seven Academy Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list, for their outstanding contributions to Australian healthcare, research, innovation, policy development and higher education. The Academy warmly congratulates all seven Fellows, who were recognised as follows: Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Professor Alan Cass AO FAHMS, […]

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Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences urges multi-pronged response for 2021 High levels of testing, efficient vaccine distribution and addressing pandemic mental health impacts are critical if Australia is to maintain control over COVID-19 in 2021, a new report from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has concluded. The Academy’s report, ‘Maintaining […]

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We are delighted to congratulate our Fellow, Professor Hala Zreiqat AM FTSE FAHMS on her election as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) this week.  Professor Zreiqat has developed a novel class of ceramic biomaterials for musculoskeletal regeneration, pioneering new cell, molecular biology and nanoscience techniques to produce ceramics that […]

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