We are pleased to welcome AUSiMED Fellow Inbar Irron, a PhD candidate from Rambam Medical Center to Australia. During her fellowship, Inbar will obtain training in ovarian cancer translational research at the Hudson Institute. At the completion of her fellowship she will use her newly acquired knowledge to advance the Ovarian Cancer research collaboration between Dr Ruth Perets, Rambam Hospital and Assoc Prof Ron Firestein, Hudson Institute.
We are pleased to introduce Deborah Travers, appointed as a Non-Executive Director, and member of the AUSiMED Development Committee in early 2023. Deborah has an academic background in Genetics and Biochemistry. Her career spans merchant banking, business, and real estate. Deborah‘s multi-faceted interests and vast experience come together seamlessly at AUSiMED where she can interweave her commercial experience with her passion for science, health, nutrition, and technology.
“I am looking forward to advancing AUSiMED’s ground-breaking work and strengthening the bond between Australia and Israel for the betterment of people worldwide.”
In 2022, with COVID still high on the public health agenda, AUSiMED facilitated the visit to Israel, of fifteen of Australia’s leading Public Health experts.
Led by Professor Sharon Lewin, the Director of the Doherty Institute, the 15-person group, including the Chief Health Officers (CHO) of NSW and South Australia, the Deputy CHO of Victoria, engaged with their Israeli counterparts in a rewarding exchange of learnings from the battle with COVID-19. This was made possible by the generosity of our supporters.
A further major outcome of the Lewin mission was the connections made between the Australian delegates and their Israel counterparts in the Digital Health Innovation space.
In 2023, AUSiMED is working to strengthen these connections and facilitating exciting Digital Health initiatives with Israeli experts that will benefit Australia’s health care system.
The benefits of shared experiences are highlighted by delegation members ProfJodie McVernon, Director of Doherty Epidemiology, Doherty Institute and Dr Fergus Gardiner, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Director of National Emergency Response, Public Health and Research.
“We can learn from Israel about turning complex record systems into data sets that can used as ‘information for action’ by practitioners and epidemiologists.”ProfJodie McVernon
“The introduction ofgame-changing Israeli telehealth technology to facilitate remote medical examinations could result in major health benefits for Australians living with chronic diseases and people living in remote and rural communities.” Dr Fergus Gardiner