Image: Dr Joseph Doyle is presented with the 2019 Club Melbourne Fellowship by Victorian Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC
Burnet Institute Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination, Dr Joseph Doyle, has been acknowledged for his outstanding research, primarily in the field of viral hepatitis, with the 2019 Club Melbourne Fellowship.
Victorian Governor, The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, presented Dr Doyle with the award at a gala function on Monday night.
“It’s humbling and great recognition of the team and everyone at Burnet, the Alfred and Monash who’s working hard towards the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat in Australia,” Dr Doyle said.
“It’s a long path ahead with lots of research and lots of translation to come, but the Club Melbourne award will help to support and facilitate the collaboration that’s needed for viral hepatitis elimination to get to the endgame.”
Dr Doyle was one of six nominees for the Fellowship, which includes funding of $10,000 to support costs and attendance at an international conference to further the winner’s particular research interests.
The award is open to Victorian-based mid-career researchers who have demonstrated excellence through academic achievement, significance and impact of research, awards, publications, and links with government policy.
Assessment also takes into account community engagement and support, collaboration, leadership and initiative.
Dr Doyle leads clinical and research programs across Burnet, The Alfred and Monash to improve access and delivery of hepatitis C treatments aimed at achieving the elimination of hepatitis C as a public health threat in Australia by 2030.
Club Melbourne is an exclusive group of elite thinkers and leaders, who work together to establish, secure and host international business events to promote Victorian expertise around the world.
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