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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 Joseph Doyle has been honoured with a prestigious Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) Tall Poppy Award for his community engagement and leadership in the epidemiology, management and prevention of blood-borne viruses – HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B.

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.

Club Melbourne invests in the Fellowship with the hope that the Program’s Fellows will evolve to become Ambassadors themselves in the future.

Dr Joseph Doyle is a specialist in infectious diseases and public health medicine. He leads a clinical and implementation research program across the Burnet Institute, The Alfred, and Monash University with the aim to improve the access and delivery of hepatitis C treatment.

He is a leader of the Eliminate C Australia Partnership, which aims to build capacity and support for HCV elimination across all jurisdictions nationally. He has been an advisor and consultant to the World Health Organisation on HIV and Viral Hepatitis, and has received research support as a chief investigator from National Health & Medical Research Council, WHO, philanthropic organisations and industry.