Burnet Institute Associate Director Professor Suzanne Crowe AM has been honoured by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) for her contribution to the association’s mission over 30 years.
Professor Crowe has been named on the ‘IAPAC 150’ list, which acknowledges individuals who have influenced IAPAC’s, vision and programs.
The ‘IAPAC 150’ includes clinical and public health experts, global political leaders in the AIDS response, and community and civil society allies from 35 countries.
“We thank each one and express our gratitude to the countless other people the world over with whom we are marching in solidarity on our journey to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030,” IAPAC President José M. Zuniga said.
IAPAC represents more than 17,000 clinicians and other healthcare professionals in over 100 countries who deliver both prevention and treatment services in multiple disease areas, including HIV, hepatitis, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Its mission statement is to craft and implement global educational and advocacy strategies to improve the quality of care provided to all people living with HIV/AIDS.
Also named among the ‘IAPAC 150’ were former Burnet Institute Director Professor John Mills AO, and Burnet board member and Director of the Doherty Institute, Professor Sharon Lewin.
Professor Crowe’s main research interests are the role of monocyte subsets and macrophages in HIV pathogenesis as well as translational research and technology transfer for low cost CD4 and viral load tests to monitor HIV infection in developing countries.
She is an adviser and consultant to the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS, and President of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine.
Professor Crowe was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 for her service to medical research in HIV/AIDS medicine and infectious diseases as an academic, clinician and researcher, and to professional associations.
The ‘IAPAC 150’ was announced at an IAPAC 30th Anniversary Reception in Geneva, Switzerland.