Lise Lafferty has been recognised for her world-leading approach to managing hepatitis C in prisons.
Academics have been awarded NHMRC funding for research into depression, early childhood health and infectious diseases.
A calm voice, a trusted expert, devoted teacher. Epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws was passionate about engaging with the mainstream media and communicating what she knew.
The world knew her as a scientific and informed expert. At UNSW she was a colleague, mentor and educator.
Australia is in the middle of its fifth Omicron wave, which has been brewing since February. But it’s been slow and the health impacts are very different.
The evidence so far suggests this wave could be a shorter and smaller version of the Omicron BA.5 wave.
Two cases of monkeypox have been reported in Australia. Resurgence of this virus could be due to the ending of smallpox vaccination.
NSW Health’s Round Six of the Prevention Research Support Program will fund research on infectious diseases, drug and alcohol use and primary health care.
Researchers and clinicians will work in close partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop a national framework for ‘point-of-care’ testing for infectious diseases.
UNSW researchers will work with an international team to strengthen lab testing and diagnosis of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.