George Institute researchers recognised by Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been recognised as leading medical and health experts in the newly established Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

At the launch of the AAHMS, Australian Health Minister the Hon. Susan Ley acknowledged the important role of the AAHMS, saying that “The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences will draw on a significant breadth of knowledge to provide Government with advice on health priorities where medical research can and should make a difference”

Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute Australia, said this was a great achievement for the researchers, as well as the Institute. 

“The induction our researchers into the AAHMS demonstrates the high impact work of our researchers at The George Institute, who are committed to improving global health outcomes for people.

“It is also a testament to the role of Australian medical science and research, not only domestically but around the world”

The George Institutes Professor Anushka Patel was inducted as a Fellow and Council Member, while Professor John Myburgh, Professor Simon Finfer, Professor John Chalmers and Professor Craig Anderson were inducted as Fellows.

Those recognised by the AAHMS were acknowledged for their demonstrated leadership and professional achievement in the science of health and medicine.

The Academy, which brings together some of Australia’s brightest medical minds, aims to provide the government and medical community with independent, evidence based research to  help form medical policy decisions for a better Australia.

The Academy will also mentor next generation medical professionals and provide a forum for discussion on progress on medical research with an emphasis on translation of research into practice.