Each year, the Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises eminent Australians for their outstanding community service. In 2021, five women from across the Alfred Research Alliance have been acknowledged for their contributions to a wide array of medical and research fields including forensic medicine, musculoskeletal disease, endocrinology, women’s health, HIV/AIDS and epidemiology.
Professor Soren Blau, Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to forensic medicine, and to scientific organisations.
Professor Flavia Cicuttini, Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit, Monash University and Head of Rheumatology, Alfred Health, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine, and to musculoskeletal disease research.
Professor Helena Teede, Director of the Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation within SPHPM, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical education and research, to endocrinology, and to women’s health.
Associate Professor Edwina Wright, infectious diseases physician at The Alfred and Co-Head of the HIV Elimination Program at Burnet Institute, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine and research, notably for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Professor Dianna Magliano, Head of the Diabetes and Population Health Unit at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and diabetes researcher with Monash University’s SPHPM, received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to epidemiology, and to tertiary education.
Congratulations to all recipients, this is a very well-deserved recognition of your impressive achievements and dedication to improving the health of all Australians.