Prof Shitij Kapur and Prof Stephen Kent among Australia's top health and medical researchers

Professor Shitij Kapur (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences) and Professor Stephen Kent (Laboratory Head, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Doherty Institute, School of Biomedical Sciences) have been awarded Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) Fellowships.

They join Professor Fabienne Mackay (Head of School of Biomedical Sciences) who is an existing AAHMS Fellow.

New AAHMS Fellows

The AAHMS Fellowships recognises outstanding contributions to Australian health and medical research. This election welcomed 37 new Fellows, bringing the Academy's total Fellowship to 357.

"I'm very honoured to be elected as an AAHMS Fellow and the award reflects the hard work of the team I work with," said Professor Kent. Professor Kent is a leading immunology expert known for his work in HIV.

The Academy's President, Professor Ian Frazer AC said: "We work with our Fellows to strengthen the health and medical research landscape in Australia. It is thanks to their expertise that we can play a valuable role in ensuring that Australia continues to address some of the world's most pressing health challenges."

Our congratulations to Professor Kapur and Professor Kent.