The Academy is delighted to see the publication of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Priorities, which will determine how the fund is spent over the next two years. The MRFF is a $20 billion vehicle that aims to transform health and medical research and innovation in Australia. The Academy’s President Elect, […]

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On 19 October 2017, the Australian Academy of Science welcomed 49 newly elected Fellows of the Academy.  for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research. Fellows are elected in recognition of significant and sustained contribution to the science of health. The breadth and depth of talent amongst the new Fellows is testimony to the outstanding […]

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Today, President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Chair of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, Professor Ian Frazer AC, joined the Minister for Health and Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, and Professor Steven Wesselingh, chair of the review Expert Advisory Group and Academy Fellow at Parliament House, to hear […]

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2017 Federal Budget

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is pleased to note the important commitments that are made to the healthcare sector in the recent budget. The quality of life of Australians is of prime importance, as are the economic consequences of illness.  With the growing costs of treatments, the Academy welcomes the emphasis on […]

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Australia’s reputation for quality health research, and for commercially valuable health research translation, is dependent on recruitment of the best and brightest research talent from the global research community. The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences notes that skilled applicants for vacancies in several disciplines in health and medical research are hard to fill, […]

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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) congratulates the Hon Greg Hunt MP on his appointment as Health Minister and welcomes the announcement of Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO to the Industry, Innovation & Science portfolio. “The Academy is delighted that Minister Hunt will bring his expertise from his previous ministerial responsibility […]

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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) held its second Annual Scientific Meeting at Translational Research Institute in Brisbane today.  The meeting theme, “Bench to Bed and Back Again” reflects the needs to ‘join up’ the wide range of disciplines involved in health and medical research in Australia. Better health care can be […]

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Health Minister Sussan Ley today announced the composition of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, which will be chaired by Prof Ian Frazer.  Two further Fellows of the Academy, Prof Doug Hilton and Prof Karen Reynolds were also been appointed to the board, which will advise the Government on how funds held in the Medical […]

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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences held its first Annual Scientific Meeting at the Australian National University in Canberra today.  The Academy recognises the opportunities that exist through health and medical research to achieve for Australia a world-leading, efficient and effective health care system.  The Academy promotes the continued development of quality health […]

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