The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is delighted to launch its second honorific award, the AAHMS Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher. The Medal will be awarded annually to a female researcher for one or more seminal discoveries in the health and medical sciences, primarily working in Australia. Nominations are welcome from all fields […]

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We are delighted to announce the Academy’s first recipients of the Jian Zhou Medal: Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson FAHMS and Professor Andrew Steer FAHMS. The winners were announced at an online ceremony on Thursday 15 October.  Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson FAHMS is a Consultant Medical Oncologist and Group Leader at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Professor, Centre […]

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28 of the nation’s top medical and health researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia, including 13 women. The new Fellows are elected at a time when health and medical science is […]

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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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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomes measures in the 2020-21 Federal Budget to support Australian research and innovation. As highlighted in our Pre-Budget submission, COVID-19 has driven home the importance of an adaptable and responsive research and innovation sector working in concert with government, industry and the community. The Budget includes an […]

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We are seeking a motivated and talented Policy Manager to join our small, dynamic team. Summary:  Job type: Full time, two-year contract  Location: Sydney (Camperdown) or Brisbane (Woolloongabba) – we have offices in both locations Reports to: Chief Executive  Salary: $90,000-110,000 pa commensurate with skills/experience + superannuation This is an exciting time to join AAHMS as […]

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The Academy has published a joint briefing with the Australian Academy of Science on the health impacts of bushfires. ‘After the bushfires: addressing the health impacts’ explores health challenges caused by bushfire smoke or the direct impact of the fires on communities. These include the exposure to air pollutants, strain on mental health, heat stress, […]

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Missed our online Life as a Clinician Scientist event? You can view the full videos right here! The Prep and the Pivot – responding to a pandemic as a clinician scientist (8 August)  Clinician Scientists have been leading the charge in tackling the pandemic and during the webinar, at this event we heard from some […]

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The Academy was delighted to provide evidence at a public hearing of the Senate’s Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry into the “Lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-20”.  Professor Stephen Duckett FASSA FAHMS appeared on behalf of AAHMS, alongside representatives from the Australian Medical Association, the Royal Australian College […]

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