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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has become Australia’s fifth and newest Learned Academy, confirming its critical role in advocating for the nation’s health. Academy President Professor Ingrid Scheffer said AAHMS was founded in 2014, and recently established as a Learned Academy under the Higher Education Support Act. The Academy’s work was […]

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Academy fellows honoured

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Congratulations to all of today’s recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, which recognise excellence across Australia. Nine Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellows were among those acknowledged for their outstanding contributions. The Academy warmly congratulations our Fellows on this recognition of their achievements. Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Professor Adrian Bauman […]

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Headshots of the five new Fellows.

Five AAHMS Fellows have been elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science in 2021, with expertise spanning biomedical engineering neuroscience and microbiology. Each year, the Australian Academy of Science elects national leaders in the scientific community to join their Fellowship, recognising their outstanding achievements. AAHMS would like to warmly congratulate the new […]

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Read more on highlights from the 2021 Federal Budget for health and medical research: 1.  Summary 2.  Policy priority areas – new measures COVID-19 and pandemic response Climate change and health Research in the health system Workforce 3.  Health and medical research funding MRFF NHMRC ARC 4.  New measures for health, research and infrastructure Mental […]

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A man looking at a wall f papers with printing on them.

The Academy supports the principle of a government-backed scheme for early-stage commercialisation of research, however, care needs to be taken in the scheme design to ensure that Australia is getting the most for that investment. In a recent submission to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment consultation on developing a University Research Commercialisation (URC) […]

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A photograph of a gloved hand holding a small bottle labelled COVID-19 Vaccine.

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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