Burnet’s Professor James Beeson was this week acknowledged for his contribution to medical research with election as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
The Academy promotes health and medical research and provides independent advice to government, industry and the community on issues relating to evidence-based medical practice and research in Australia.
Professor Beeson, the Institute’s Deputy Director (People) and Head of the Malaria Immunity and Vaccines Group, was among a number of eminent Australians appointed as Fellows of the Academy in recognition of their excellence and leadership in health and medical research.
“It’s a privilege to be admitted as a Fellow to the Academy,” Professor Beeson said.
“It further enhances our ability to promote health and medical research and the work of Burnet, and our ability to work with others to advance progress against major diseases in Australia and internationally.
“We share a mission in improving the health of all Australians and internationally and in our recognition of the need to promote translation of research into health outcomes.”
Fellows are recognised for their demonstration of distinguished professional achievement in a field related to health and/or medicine, and the exercise of outstanding leadership in the science of health and medicine.
They are acknowledged by their peers for excellence in medical and health science, and demonstrate creativity and a commitment to the advancement of academic medical and health science in Australia.