We are delighted to congratulate our Fellows, Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO FAA FTSE FAHMS (left), Professor Adele Green AC FAA FAHMS (middle) and Professor Andrew Roberts FAA FAHMS (right), who have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science this week.  Professor Cuthbertson is a Director of CSL Limited and has been its […]

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The Rapid Research Information Forum has published a new briefing on the most promising therapeutics for COVID-19. The briefing responds to the question: What are the most promising COVID-19 therapeutics in development globally and nationally, and what are their mechanisms of action, their stage of development and their strengths and limitations? The Australian Academy of […]

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The Academy’s latest statement on COVID-19:  The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences supports the introduction and use of the COVIDSafe app as a valuable and important innovation in Australia’s continuing efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 in Australia to date Australia has made important decisions that with the cooperation and supportive actions […]

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We are delighted to congratulate our Fellows, Professor John Shine AC FRS FAA FAHMS(Hon) and Professor Jane Visvader FRS FAA FAHMS, who have been elected as Fellows of The Royal Society. A Fellowship of some 1,600 of the world’s most eminent scientists, The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific academy at more than 350 […]

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We hosted a webinar on 29 April 2020: ‘Where to from here? Charting a course for resilience and recovery’. The webinar featured Fellows and other experts from infectious diseases, epidemiology, intensive care, mental health and economics, who discussed what can we expect over the coming weeks and months, and considered how Australia can chart a […]

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Following the devastating bushfire season of 2019/20, the Academy has published an evidence summary on the health impacts of bushfires in Australia.  The report addresses a range of health issues associated with the direct impact of bushfires and the exposure to smoke. It was clear from discussions at the roundtable that there remain many unknowns […]

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The Academy has responded to a consultation on the National Health Information Strategy (NHIS) Framework, jointly with the Australian Academy of Science. In our response, we emphasise the importance of nurturing an academic base in the disciplines of biostatistics and epidemiology to help produce scientific evidence from the data that is being collected. Furthermore, the standardisation […]

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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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