Going early on Melbourne cluster the ‘best way to do it’. The Doherty Institute’s Professor Sharon Lewin says the five-day snap lockdown of Victoria is “disappointing”, but going early is the “best way to do it”.News
Melburnians experience 'lockdown déjà vu' as new restrictions announced. Professor Jodie McVernon is the Director of Epidemiology at the Doherty Institute and spoke to ABC NewsRadio’s Sarah Hall.News
Tonight we’re talking vaccines. Who gets it when? How will life change? And did we in Australia back the right options? You’ve got so many questions. We’ve got medical experts standing by to give you the answers. Welcome to Q+A.News
Will COVID vaccines need to be updated to beat new variants? Vaccine makers are gearing up for a new challenge: providing coverage against the multiple variants replacing the original coronavirus strain.News
‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of COVID – from the first case to the first doughnut day.News
Coronavirus vaccines only need to be 50 per cent efficacious according to the WHO — why? As the global coronavirus death toll approaches 2 million, a growing number of countries are rolling out the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines.News
How much more contagious is the new strain of COVID B117 detected in the UK? As countries around the world grapple with the challenges of rolling out urgently needed COVID-19 vaccines, health authorities are now facing another major hurdle: a more contagious form of coronavirus.News
How important are COVID vaccine efficacy rates? Experts weigh in on whether greater investment in candidates with a higher efficacy rate would actually provide greater promise of elimination.News
COVID-19 vaccine myth-busters: Experts fact check claims. There are some wild claims going viral about the COVID-19 vaccines as they roll out in many countries.News
The Committee for Melbourne’s prestigious 2020 Melbourne Achiever Awards were announced today, honouring Professor Sharon Lewin AO and RMIT University for their outstanding contributions to Melbourne.News
Congratulations to Professor Jodie McVernon and team, whose excellence in modelling for Australian Government pandemic preparedness and response activities have been recognised in 2020.News
The Australian Institutes for Infectious Diseases and Global Health will harness expertise from across the medical research and public health sector and create the largest and most comprehensive infectious diseases capability in Australia, improving the region’s capacity to respond to present and future pandemics and other global health issues.News
Dr Anthony Fauci joined Professor Shitij Kapur and Professor Sharon Lewin for the first instalment of our new series Conversations on COVID-19: The Global View.Our panel discussed how COVID-19 is reshaping our world and the role of the fearless expert in a time of pandemic.News
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Welcome to the Department
of Infectious Diseases
As Head of Department, I am pleased to introduce the Department of Infectious Diseases. Recently established, the department joined the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in 2020, bringing together the outstanding translational and clinical expertise of infectious diseases researchers based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and MMS. The Department of Infectious Diseases is the academic home of clinical and translational research in infectious diseases and will provide opportunities to enhance the success of our clinician-scientists as world leaders in infectious diseases. Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, including discovery research and basic scientists, clinician researchers, public health physicians and microbiologists. Research within the department encompasses all infectious diseases but we have significant strengths and critical mass in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, skin pathogens and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Professor Sharon Lewin AO
Head of Department of Infectious Diseases
Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
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