Supporting Emerging HIV Scientists Appeal

Burnet Institute

18 March, 2014

We are often asked how people can help us.

By making a donation to our latest Appeal - Supporting Emerging HIV Scientists - you will be directly helping us mentor and nurture the next generation of ‘bright minds’.

One inspiring young scientist is Janet from Papua New Guinea, who is working with our HIV specialist, Professor Suzanne Crowe AM.

“Janet’s research project on drug-resistance is very important for the health of people with HIV in PNG. I am so very, very proud of her,” Professor Crowe said.

You can find out more about the great work being done by Professor Crowe but we’d also like to share with you a little of Janet’s story and our connection.

Janet is an emerging HIV scientist from Papua New Guinea (PNG) who has seen first-hand the pain caused by HIV to people in her country.

She has made the heartbreaking decision to leave her baby boy behind in PNG to earn her PhD and be mentored by our internationally-renowned HIV experts at Burnet.

Janet’s pioneering research into drug-resistance is crucial for Papua New Guinea and her people. There’s never been a study like this before; her results will shed light on how drugs lose their grip on HIV.

Through a partnership with Burnet, Janet was given a scholarship to study in Australia, and once she earns her PhD, she will become the only Papua New Guinean HIV researcher with a doctorate.

This will be an amazing achievement and we are very proud of Janet. But to help Janet complete her research and other emerging HIV scientists we have launched this latest Appeal.

Your gift today will ensure Janet continues to receive the best possible mentoring at Burnet and access to the facilities she needs to complete her research.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Paul Rathbone

Chief of Staff




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