Inaugural Jian Zhou Medal winners announced

Andrew Steer

On behalf of the Department of Paediatrics, we are delighted congratulate Professor Andrew Steer on being one of the first recipients of the Jian Zhou Medal from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

The winners were announced at an online ceremony on Thursday 15 October.

Professor Andrew Steer FAHMS is Director of the Infection and Immunity Theme and Group Leader of the Tropical Diseases Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and an Honorary member of the Department of Paediatrics.

Professor Steer is a recognised international leader in paediatric and tropical infectious diseases research. He has led a series of world-first landmark studies in his fields of research, including the first comparative trial of community-based interventions for scabies control, the largest trial of scabies treatment with over 26 000 participants. He has also led the seminal study of the global distribution of group A streptococcal strains and the first genome-wide association study of rheumatic heart disease. Professor Steer’s research has changed international clinical and public health understanding and practice of these diseases and has measurably improved the lives of people suffering from these conditions.

For more information of the Jian Zhou Medal click here.