The Academy has responded to the Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, providing feedback on the sections of the bill that affect operation of the Medical Research Future Fund. While supportive of the broad intentions to streamline fund operations, the Academy recommends that several risks are addressed to better protect health […]

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A photo of covid-19 vaccines in bottles.

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) stands with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the crucial work of its staff. As the nation’s medicines regulator, the TGA provides policy makers with rigorous, independent and evidence-based assessment of new medicines and vaccines in Australia. Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO, Academy President, said that the […]

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Professor Georgina Long

A clinician-scientist working to drive melanoma cancer deaths down to zero has been recognised with the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences inaugural Outstanding Female Researcher Medal. Cancer researcher and AAHMS Fellow Professor Georgina Long AO has been awarded for her transformative work advancing melanoma treatments and improving patient outcomes. “One thing my mother […]

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Scientists working to battle breast cancer and autoimmune and infectious diseases have been recognised for their outstanding discoveries with the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences’ Jian Zhou Medal. The medal is awarded annually to up to two individuals who are making an impact in translational medical science, honouring cervical cancer vaccine co-inventor Professor […]

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August newsletter

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“Research gives us the latest evidence for best practise and improves health equity, leading to better patient outcomes.” – Policy project working group chair Professor Christina Mitchell  Welcome to our August newsletter. In this edition: Have your say on research in healthcare Victorian LACS symposium recap Meet our new mentees Academy Mentorship Program NSW Life […]

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Take the survey. The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is investigating how to improve healthcare in Australia by better integration of research into the healthcare system. Harnessing research for better health: A vision for integrating research into healthcare will examine how research is conducted and used in the Australian healthcare system, identifying barriers […]

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Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO, Academy President, speaks at VIC LACS 2021.

Junior doctors, medical students and early-career researchers were encouraged to pursue a path in research at the recent Victorian Life as a Clinician-Scientist symposium. Experts from a diverse range of fields such as surgery, epidemiology, haematology and paediatrics shared advice on how to get the most from a career as a clinician-scientist. Clinician-scientists follow a […]

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A photo of Uluru, a large red rock in the Australian desert with cultural significance.

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has announced its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and its commitment to a journey of change between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the research sector for an inclusive and a shared positive future. As ACOLA’s newest member, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences […]

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Meet our new mentees

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The Academy is pleased to welcome eight talented new mentees to our Mentorship Program, including experts in bioethics, neuroscience and immunology. Mentees become Associate Members of the Academy for the next three years, contributing to our work, including our policy projects, events and programs. The Mentorship Committee competitively selects mentees from applicants across Australia, looking […]

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