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Head of Burnet’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Group, Professor Paul Dietze’s contribution to public health has been recognised with the Institute’s prestigious Fenner Award.
The Fenner Award acknowledges significant contribution to the vision and mission of the Burnet Institute in the areas of medical research and public health and is named after the great Australian virologist the late Professor Frank Fenner AC.
Professor Dietze has more than 10 years experience in the alcohol and other drugs research field, and has a particular interest in changing patterns of drug use in Australia
“It’s a great honour to receive the Fenner Award, it represents a real recognition within the Institute of the hard work and dedication of my team and the impact we have on improving the health of vulnerable populations,” he said.
In front of colleagues, friends and family at the AMREP Lecture Theatre, Professor Dietze spoke about his career and his latest research.