Around the Precinct: 12 March 2020

Contending with COVID-19, celebrating International Women’s Day and excellence awards for two Monash researchers – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Hand washing is important to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The medical research community has welcomed the announcement of a government public health campaign to stop misinformation about COVID-19.

Alfred Health

COVID-19: What you need to know (UPDATED)
Alfred Health has extensive processes in place to safely assess and manage any patients with viral infections, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Celebrating inspirational women at Alfred Health
As part of International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March), Alfred Health will recognise the significant contribution of women at the organisation.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

NHMRC Research Excellence Awards
Two researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have received 2019 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards – supporting research preventing STIs and understanding how to improve blood transfusion outcomes.
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Burnet Institute

Global COVID-19 crisis declared a pandemic
The WHO declares a pandemic as the Australian Government, like others around the world, enacts plans aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Sex Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll Survey live
2020 survey on young people examining social media use and feelings of social isolation.
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HIV diagnosis and treatment for migrants lagging in Australia
A new Burnet study has identified significant gaps in the rates of HIV diagnosis and treatment among migrants and overseas-born gay and bisexual men.
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COVID-19 public health campaign to stop misinformation
Medical professionals welcome Federal Government ad campaign as way to clear up inconsistencies.
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Dora Lush’s legacy for women in science
The story of an incredible woman who lived and died for science, and the family that keep her legacy alive.
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Focus on immunisation and vaccine hesitancy at IWD2020
Women of Burnet highlight Immunisation: Barriers, Evidence and Possibilities at a special International Women’s Day event.
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