Associate Professor honoured with NHMRC Research Excellence Award

Associate Professor Yuming Guo at the Awards Ceremony with Professor Sharon Lewin (left) and NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso

Associate Professor Yuming Guo was among 23 Australian remarkable researchers honoured at the NHMRC’s Research Excellence Awards gala dinner last night in Canberra. Associate Professor Guo received a Top Ranked CDF (Population Health) award.

The awards recognise excellence in health and medical research and are bestowed upon researchers who’ve made exceptional contributions to their field.

Associate Professor Guo has carved a niche for himself in Australia and overseas with his research related to climate change and public health, with a particular emphasis on air quality. He’s recently been made the Head of a new research group within the School, the Climate, Air quality REsearch Unit (CARE).

Their research outputs over the last 12 months have included papers exploring the links of fine particulate air pollution with both pre-term birth and autism, as well as modelling heat-related deaths in Australia across various scenarios of climate-change mitigation.

Yuming has also actively sought to share his findings with media, and has developed a high media profile over the last year in particular, having been featured on SBS, ABC, Sydney Morning Herald and more.

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