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Outstanding Burnet student a Distinguished Monash Alumni

Burnet Institute

26 September, 2013

Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ed Byrne AO presents Genevieve Martin with the Distinguished Alumni Student Award.

Burnet Institute honours student Genevieve Martin has been presented with Monash University’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Student Award at a gala dinner.

Studying both a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine Science through Monash University, Ms Martin said she was thrilled to receive the award for recognition of voluntary service to Monash University and community leadership.

“As I approach my graduation, it is a lovely way to celebrate my time as a student with those people and mentors who have made it such a wonderful experience,” she said.

“The opportunities I have had at Monash, including my time at Burnet Institute, have challenged me to extend myself in many ways and I am humbled to have my contribution honoured in this way.”

Ms Martin’s research showed that HIV infection in women results in premature ageing parts of the immune system 10 to 14 years earlier than expected.

She was chosen as the recipient for the Distinguished Alumni Student Award for showing outstanding voluntary service and leadership, using her experience to generously support and inspire other students to reach their highest potential.

She has balanced her passion for medicine, her intellectual capacity, and her scientific integrity, with giving back to both her peers and community.

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