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Congratulations Professor Jenny Hoy, elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). Professor Hoy has made significant contributions to the HIV research effort nationally and internationally. Her main research interest is in the evaluation of the causes of co-morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV infection and the effect of Antiretroviral Therapy.
Dr Andrew Stewardson and Dr Orla Morrissey - contributors to the Diagnosis, management and prevention of Candida auris in hospitals - ASID position paper. -IMJ Editor's Choice -
We have a new superbug, and it’s time to take notice
The highly-drug resistant fungus, Candida auris was only discovered 10 years ago but is already causing serious problems in Healthcare facilities worldwide. The first case was identified in Victoria in 2018, which spurred leading infectious disease bodies to form a working party to tackle this growing problem.
Recently released is an important ‘position statement’ from Australian and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group and the Hospital Infection special Interest Group from the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. Contributing authors, Dr Andrew Stewardson, and Dr Orla Morrissey are infectious diseases physicians in the Department of Infectious Diseases, the Alfred and Monash University.
Dr Joseph Doyle wins Club Melbourne Fellowship
The 2019 Club Melbourne Fellowship was awarded to Dr Joseph Doyle from the Burnet Institute, who received the $10,000 grant to support his attendance at an international conference of his choosing to enable new, life-changing opportunities for his research project.